Connecting the Dots... to a Better Connecticut Transit System

 

Connecting the Dots...

to a Better Connecticut Transit System

The state's transit resources are increasing - bus lines, Metro-North, Shoreline East, the new CT Fastrak and, soon, the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield commuter rail line. But true transit success only comes with well-planned development that allows for the full utilization of those resources: housing, jobs, training, healthcare and recreation at transit stops.

Join us and our co-sponsors, CT Main Street Center and CT Chapter of the American Planning Association as we explore the following questions: 

What can we learn from other states with similar challenges that have successfully implemented Transit-Oriented Development? How can we utilize our state resources to leverage financing and spark economic and housing development, optimize service, reduce expenses, develop neighborhoods and ensure that transit effectively connects those who need it most to the services they use? 

Keynote Speaker:

Chris Zimmerman - VP for Economic Development, Smart Growth America
Zimmerman provides technical assistance to local governments, regional agencies, and states, and conducts research on the interrelationships between land use, transportation, and development policies. He particularly focuses on the economic and fiscal impact of land use patterns and other policies on the economic and fiscal health of localities and regions.

Featured Panelists:
David Elder - Transportation Supervising Planner, Office of Strategic Planning & Projects, CT Department of Transportation

Garrett Eucalitto - Undersecretary for Transportation Policy and Planning, CT Office of Policy and Management

Nick Lundgren - Deputy Commissioner, CT Department of Housing

Tim Sullivan -Deputy Commissioner, CT Department of Economic and Community Development

Date & Time:
Tuesday, February 23
9:00-9:30am - Breakfast and Conversation
9:30-11:30am - Program

Click here to register for the event.
Click here for a flyer of the event.

Certified Planners: CM Credits approval pending

 

More information about the 2016 IForum Series: http://www.pschousing.org/2016-iforums

 
 

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