The MML, in collaboration with the Michigan Suburbs Alliance, SEMCOG, Transportation for Michigan, and our national partner, Transportation for America is sponsoring a workshop on Wednesday, August 15th on regional transit issues and financing projects.
The workshop will be held from 9 am -3 pm at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn. Panel discussions will focus on what comes next for transportation funding in light of the recently passed federal legislation; navigating the money maze of various funding programs; and transit success stories from around the region and country. The featured keynote speaker will be Deputy Secretary of Transportation, John Porcari.
Mayor Jack O’Reilly of Dearborn will open the session. Other speakers will include Congressman John Dingell, Bill Rustem, Director of Strategy for Governor Snyder, Deputy Transportation Secretary John Procari, Rob Puentes, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program; Shelly Poticha – Director for the Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and; Chris Leinberger. The draft agenda is available here.. Dearborn event_august2012.doc (361.50 kb)
Persons interested in attending can rsvp through this on-line form.
Arnold Weinfeld is Director of Strategic Initiatives and Federal Affairs for the Michigan Municipal League. He can be reached at 517-908-0304 or by e-mail.