RenewLV Regional Transportation Forum, April 19 at Hotel Bethlehem
Have you heard? Renew Lehigh Valley is hosting a Regional Transportation Forum on Monday, April 19 at the Historic Hotel Bethlehem (437 Main Street, Bethlehem).
The program begins at 6:30 p.m. with an informal reception at 5:30 p.m.
This community forum is an opportunity to learn about the prospects for restoring passenger rail service in the Lehigh Valley, as well as to discuss how a balanced, multimodal transportation system can help promote economic development, the continued revitalization of the region’s core communities, and sustainable growth in the Lehigh Valley.
The keynote speaker for the forum is David Taylor, Senior Vice-President and National Director for Sustainable Transportation Solutions at HDR. A member of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU), Mr. Taylor has worked with communities across the United States, and he has more than 35 years of experience in transit and transportation planning, transit-oriented development, regional planning, and sustainability and economic development.
The forum will include a Presentation of Findings from the New NJT/SYSTRA Regional Transportation Study (commissioned by the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation and the two counties), followed by a Panel Discussion and Q&A on how the Lehigh Valley Moves Forward on Transportation and Transit-Oriented Development. Moderated by RenewLV Co-Chair Deana Zosky, the panel will include:
- David Taylor – Senior Vice-President, National Director for Sustainable Transportation Solutions, HDR
- Bob McNamara – Senior Policy Representative for Smart Growth, National Association of REALTORS
- Armand Greco – Executive Director, LANTA
- Joe Gurinko – Chief Transportation Planner, Lehigh Valley Planning Commission
- Adam Krom – Philadelphia-based Transportation Planner
This event is presented by the National Association of REALTORS and the Lehigh Valley Association of REALTORS (LVAR). Event sponsors also include the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation and the Lehigh Valley Partnership.
The event is free and open to the public. RSVP is suggested, but not required.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Beata Bujalska at firstname.lastname@example.org or 484.893.1062.
We hope you’ll be able to join us for the informal reception at 5:30 p.m. in the balcony of the Grand Ballroom, followed by the full program in the Grand Ballroom at 6:30 p.m.