Transportation Tomorrow Today Forum
With the potential of the Olympics in Boston in 2024, making strides in our city's transportation will be crucial. If we can envision exciting new forms of transportation that reduce pollution, the need for fossil fuel and bring new technologies to bear, why not put them into place in the next 3-5 years instead of wait for a point in the distant future. Meet with people who can help us make these visions happen. We will hear from government officials and industry experts about the ideas they are contemplating.
Mr. Gil Penalosa will join us from Toronto as our keynote speaker. He has started a program called 8 to 80 Cities (click HERE for more info). How do cities and businesses gain competitive advantage when taking into consideration the ease at which an 8 year old or an 80 year old can get around the city?
PANELISTS will join us from National, State, City and Local Agencies (awaiting confirmation for national and state officials):
Mr. Vineet Gupta, Director of Planning at the Boston Transportation Department. In this position since 1997, his work has focused on bringing policy to fruition through project implementation. Under his leadership the City has established its Complete Streets initiative; published Access Boston, a multi-disciplinary citywide transportation plan; designed Boston's first transit priority line; and formalized pollution-reducing parking policies. He is currently managing the design of major corridors and establishing an electric-vehicle infrastructure in Boston.
Ms. Mela Miles, Lead Community Organizer at Greater Four Corners Action Coalition. Ms. Miles is also the Program Coordinator for On the Move: Greater Boston's Transportation Justice Coalition. Currently she serves on the Rail Users Network Board of Directors advocating for equitable rail service in North America and helps coordinate the activities of the Fairmount/Indigo Coalition.
The canvas is open for maglev, kinetic energy, solar roadways, electric vehicles of all sorts, and more. What is your vision?