Gov. McDonnell to host statewide transportation conference ‘Road to the Future’

Gov. Bob McDonnell today announced that he will host the 2013 Governor’s Transportation Conference, themed “Road to the Future,” on Dec. 4-6.  The conference, which will highlight Virginia’s continued move towards improvements and expansion of the Commonwealth’s multi-modal transportation system, will be held at the Richmond Convention Center.  McDonnell will address attendees at the opening session of the conference on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 1 p.m.

bob-mcdonnell-links“After 27 years of waiting Virginia finally has a long-term, sustainable transportation funding solution and every corner of the Commonwealth is starting to reap the benefits of safer roads, shorter commutes and increased access to public transportation,” Gov. McDonnell said. “Because of bipartisan cooperation the world-class transportation network that Virginians deserve is under construction. This conference will serve as a tremendous opportunity to share innovative ideas and creative solutions that will move Virginia forward.”

Gov. McDonnell will be joined by Transportation Secretary Sean T. Connaughton and legislative, transportation industry, and government leaders for this annual forum to discuss Virginia’s transportation projects and programs, as well as upcoming transportation trends and legislative initiatives.

The conference will feature sessions on:

  • ·         Safety, Innovation, Technology and Local Partnership
  • ·         Changing Attitudes Towards Vehicle Ownership: Impact on Transportation Policy
  • ·         Moving Goods and People
  • ·         Discover DMV: A Service Revolution
  • ·         Technology and Transportation, the Future is Now
  • ·         Virginia’s P3’s: Past, Present and Future
  • ·         Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs): Building Transportation Consensus

“All agencies in the Commonwealth are committed to continue to develop Virginia as a transportation leader,” said Secretary of Transportation Sean T. Connaughton. “The conference showcases projects and ideas that move us towards that goal, thereby creating jobs, improving the economy and making transportation options easier and safer for Virginians.”

The full agenda and other conference details can be found at http://vatranscon.com/.

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