Eastgate Holds Public Meeting for Youngstown’s SMART² Network

Jul 11, 2018

Public Meeting

Nearly forty stakeholders participated in a public meeting held at Eastgate on July 5th for Youngstown’s SMART² Network. Eastgate is applying to the U.S. Department of Transportation under the Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) discretionary grant program to fund safety improvements, autonomous vehicle shuttles, pedestrian and bicycle improvements, transit facility improvements, green infrastructure, and wayfinding for Fifth Avenue, Rayen Avenue, Commerce Street, Federal Street, Phelps Street, and Front Street. Youngstown’s SMART² Network connects the region’s major institutions and employers, including businesses in Downtown Youngstown, Mercy Health, and Youngstown State University.

Public Meeting

During the public meeting, residents and community members provided important feedback on the merit of the proposal for safety and economic revitalization. Participants also provided critical feedback for the proposal, including how they experience mobility and places where additional enhancements to the transportation network should be examined. For more information on Youngstown’s SMART² Network proposal, please visit: