Achieving Regional Success: Transit and Economic Vitality

Achieving Regional Success: Transit and Economic Vitality
A policy forum with expert speakers exploring major trends affecting regional economic competitiveness and quality of life.

The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce is supporting the “Achieving Regional Success: Transit and Economic Vitality” forum to be held November 18 from 6:00-7:30pm at the MacArthur Memorial Theater. This event is Co-sponsored by Connect Hampton Roads and Hampton Roads Public Transportation Alliance. As a Chamber member, please show your support and attend what will be an informative event.
The following are the moderator and panelists for the forum:
o   Gary A. Wagner, Ph.D., Associate Director, Economic Forecasting Project, Professor of Economics, Old Dominion University
o   John Robert Smith, former Mayor, Meridian MS, Chairman – Transportation for America
o   Glen D. Bottoms, Executive Director, The American Conservative Center for Public Transportation
o   Robbyn Gayer, Founder, Mobility Matters and Hampton Roads for Rail
A new and exciting guest panelist will join the forum from Charlotte, NC, where they have been thoughtful and dedicated to including transit and mobility options to enhance their economic vitality – and it is working!
o   Tina M. Votaw, LEED AP, PMP, Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Specialist – City of Charlotte and Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS)
This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP at so we can be sure to accommodate everyone at our brief reception prior to the event.
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