Street Improvement Projects, Partnerships & Implementation Panel Discussion

APA Arkansas Chapter


Thursday, September 28, 2017
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. CDT

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Panel discussion addressing the topic of street improvements. Panelists will bring a variety of experience to the discussion by representing municipalities as a former Mayor, current Mayor, ArDOT, and an MPO. The panelists will discuss topics such as partnering with the state on local projects, round-a-bout design, complete streets policy, consensus building among stakeholders, including the public, Bicycle and Pedestrian plans, freight plans, intermodal planning, etc.  


Tab Townsell

Townsell assumed the position of Executive Director of Metroplan in January, 2017. Metroplan serves as the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area. As the area MPO, Metroplan serves as the statutorily required regional agency to ensure local coordination and cooperation in federal and state ... Read More

Virginia Porta

Virginia is currently Senior Transportation Planning Engineering in the Multimodal and Project Planning Section at the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. She serves as the project manager for the state’s first State Freight Plan and the recently completed Statewide Long Range Intermodal Transportation Plan while coordinating these activities ... Read More

Jill Dabbs

A good Mayor is a connector, and Mayor Dabbs has an incredible ability to connect people with other people, designing solutions for opportunities. Serving as Mayor since 2011, Jill Dabbs wants Bryant to be a place that continues to grow in the direction of one of the healthiest, smartest, and ... Read More

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