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Welcome to Youngstown

Downtown Youngstown skyline in background, as seen from Wean Park; YOUNGSTOWN logotype sculpture in foreground.

A Handshake for the Century

Closeup of the Jackie Robinson - George Shuba handshake statues.

On April 18, 1946, a simple act of kindness and respect by a man from Youngstown, Ohio became an important symbolic moment in Civil Rights history. Click the link below to learn more.

Youngstown SMART2 Network

SMART2 logo and artist renderings of proposed project design

The Youngstown SMART2 Network will connect Strategic & Sustainable, Medical & Manufacturing, Academic & Arts, Residential & Recreational, Technology & Training centers in the heart of the Mahoning Valley region, by enhancing mobility, improving safety, and integrating technology into a modern and efficient multimodal transportation system in Downtown Youngstown that is responsive and adaptive to the needs of current and future users.

SMART2 will incorporate improved pedestrian and bicycle facilities, autonomous transit shuttles, transit waiting environments, green infrastructure, streetscaping, and wayfinding connecting major regional destinations that include Youngstown State University, Mercy Health, Youngstown Business Incubator, Eastern Gateway Community College, and WRTA Federal Station.