Does transportation impact the livability of our community?

cmt_liveability_pcLivability Matters: Transportation Choice and Connections Seminar set for Feb. 4, 2016 at the Embassy Suites in Downtown St. Louis

Don’t miss this upcoming morning seminar on livability and transportation choice in the St. Louis Region. Opportunity to hear from AARP’s  Jana Lynott, senior strategic policy advisor from Washington D. C. on the release of  the Livability Index Tool.

Where does St. Louis score with regards to ‘livability’ for our residents? The Livability Index is a signature initiative of the AARP Public Policy Institute to measure the quality of life in American communities across multiple dimensions: housingtransportation, neighborhood characteristics, environment, health, opportunity, and civic and social engagement. The AARP Livability Index can help regional stakeholders better understand their communities and make decisions about future needs.

This half-day seminar will provide an introduction to the new tool, and then a response from St. Louis business leaders and others with regards to the economic impact of transit and transportation choice on this community. Great opportunity to hear where St. Louis stands and what the opportunities are moving forward from speakers like:

  • Jana Lynott, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor, AARP – Keynote: What is the Livability Index?
  • Joe Reagan, St. Louis Regional Chamber – Taking Livability into Account Is Good for Business Too

Local panel – Will discuss opportunities in St. Louis with a particular focus on economic impact/benefit of transit and transportation.

  • Jim Wild, East-West Gateway – Moderator
  • Nancy Cross, SEIU Local 1
  • Sheila Holm, AARP in St. Louis
  • Kaven Swan, KBS – Minority Business Council
  • Dennis Lower, Cortex

February 4, 2016
8 a.m. Registration;
8:30 – 11 a.m. Program

Embassy Suites Hotel in Downtown St. Louis
 610 North 7th Street St. Louis, MO 63101
Accessible by MetroLink and MetroBus

Registration is $20. Registration now open online or mail check to: Citizens for Modern Transit, 911 Washington, Ste. 200, St. Louis, MO 63101.