25 January 2008

news: 25 jan 2008

New Research Center at YSU Opens
from the Youngstown Vindicator
"Youngstown State University’s Center for Transportation and Materials Engineering, funded through a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, is now open and ready for business."

"The YSU center’s theme is “Transportation: Mobility, Longevity and Sustainability.”

Research will focus on increasing the longevity of the nation’s transportation infrastructure, developing sustainable designs with minimal environmental and ecological impact and identifying new materials and new applications for materials and manufacturing processes for use in all modes of the transportation industry."
deadlines for the upcoming round of research proposals is February 11th.

you can read more here

Chevy Center Profits Up, 4Q Results Posted
from the Business-Journal

this thread within the sotry caught my eye:
"Council President Charles Sammarone inquired Thursday whether the parking lot on the arena grounds could be expanded so the city could collect more revenue.

“We think that the additional acreage at the site has a higher use,” Bozanich said. The land around the Chevy Centre that the city controls could be used for an outdoor amphitheater or hike-and-bike trail. “Our re-development plan also calls for more commercial development,” he stated.

Moreover, downtown businesses enjoy higher traffic because the USA lots are closer to restaurants and taverns. Creating a larger parking lot at the arena could hamper business for these establishments.

“I’ve talked to nearly every business downtown and they’ve told me business increases 25% to 40%” on event nights, he said."
Bike trail?

Let's do this!

1 comment:

Debra Weaver said...

A bike trail would be fabulous! how soon can they do it?