Cape Coral to Host Transportation Summit Conference, Sept. 30
Streets Alive SWFL and Royal Palm Coast Realtor Association are partnering to host a two-day Transportation Summit.
The summit will feature renowned national and international experts interacting with planners, engineers and government leaders to encourage a safe and accessible regional transportation system for all road users.
“This summit is bringing together for the first time the brain-power of the leading experts on integrating transportation and community design for walkers, bike riders, public transportation users and motorists,” said Ann Pierce, Education Chair for Streets Alive SWFL. “Their willingness to spend these two days here reflects years of grassroots efforts by many people in Lee County to create a 21st-century transportation network.”
Pierce added that the summit will provide a unique opportunity for all who attend, “Our local authorities and the public now have this opportunity to learn from the best, get questions answered and concerns addressed.”
Keynote speakers for the Transportation Summit include:
- Florida Department of Transportation Division 1 Secretary, Billy Hattaway P.E.
- Livable Transportation Engineer for the Toole Design Group, Ian Lockwood P.E.
- Director of Innovation & Inspiration for Blue Zones, Dan Burden
- International President of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, Paula Benway P.E.
On Friday, September 30, the Summit Conference will feature presentations by the four speakers mentioned above, plus talks on Performance Measures by Cape Coral Mayor Marni Retzer and Lee County Metropolitan Planning Organization Project Manager Johnny Limbaugh.
The program will close with a Panel Discussion featuring the national experts mentioned above and:
- City of Fort Myers Manager Saeed Kazemi P.E.
- City of Cape Coral Manager John Szerlag
- City of Bonita Springs Manager Carl Schwing
- Lee County Commissioner Larry Kiker
- Lee Memorial Health System’s Wellness Director Dr. Sal Lacagnina D.O.
The public is invited to attend the Transportation Summit’s Program Conference from 8:00am to 12:00pm, Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, to hear from and interact with the national experts and local authorities as they present and discuss the evolving new patterns in transportation planning and funding, state-of-the-art best practices, integration with land use designs, economic development and community well-being. The panel discussion includes a question and answer period for public participation.
The Summit Conference follows a sold-out day-long Interactive Transportation Planning and Design Workshop providing continuing education units for realtors, planners, engineers, architects and government leaders on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016.
The Sept. 30 Summit Conference is being held at the Cape Coral Yacht Club Ballroom, 5819 Driftwood Parkway, Cape Coral and includes breakfast for $42 per person. The Sept. 29 workshop will be held at Bonita Springs City Hall.
Anyone interested in attending either day of the program should contact Ann Pierce at Annpierce350@gmail.com.
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