Elected officials, local stakeholders and community members continue to exhibit an unprecedented level of collaboration in addressing transit safety and security. And, if this type of collective effort can be extended to establish a vision for transit, there is potential for our region to experience significant gain. To aid in this endeavor, Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) is excited to partner with TransitCenter, based out of New York, to host a panel discussion on Thursday, Feb. 8, titled, “Further Unifying a Region for Growth through Transit.”
The event will be held at in the lower level auditorium inside the BJC Learning Center, located at 8300 Eager Road, St. Louis, MO 63144, and will follow a day of intensive meetings with a diverse group of constituents to help build a foundation of support for transit. Registration and networking will begin at 4:30 p.m., with drinks and hors d’oeuvres included. The discussion will begin at 5:15 p.m.
TransitCenter is a national foundation dedicated to improving urban mobility. Its work includes agency leadership development, research into best practices in transit and streets policies, and support for local advocacy. Since 2013, the foundation has commissioned public opinion research to help illuminate what people value in public transit and how they use it – all in an effort to help decision-makers understand how to create transportation systems that are more useful for more people.
Speakers will include:
- Jon Orcut, Director of Advocacy at TransitCenter
- Bethany Johnson-Javois, CEO St. Louis Integrated Health Network and Former Managing Director, Ferguson Commission
- Jim Wild, Executive Director of East-West Gateway Council of Governments
- Dan Meyers, Lead Consultant for the Northside/Southside MetroLink Study
- Invited elected officials
This event is compliments of CMT and TransitCenter. Registration is required and can be completed by clicking here.