Northeast Florida Regional Transportation Study Panel Piscussion
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. EDT
Jacksonville, FL, United States
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Northeast Florida is a great place to live, work and play. Our weather, natural and cultural resources, recreational and entertainment opportunities, strong and diverse economy, and breathtaking beaches have inspired more than 1.3 million people to call our region home. Over the next 50 years we expect that number will more than double. Today, Northeast Florida’s most pressing challenges, such as transportation, are taking on a regional scale. Recognizing the transportation issues facing our region, Senate Bill 2470 was enacted creating the Northeast Florida Regional Transportation Study Commission. The Commission is made up of representatives from the seven counties of the Northeast Florida region (Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, St. Johns and Putnam). Since December 2010, the Regional Transportation Study Commission has been developing a regional transportation elements plan and a strategy to implement a regional plan. Their efforts will help ensure our region’s transportation future is geared to promote economic growth and enhance the high quality of life we enjoy. The Regional Transportation Study Commission is seeking public input from key stakeholders to include in the final report to the legislature. This program, developed specifically for the A/E/C community in Northeast Florida, will include a presentation of the draft recommendations along with a panel discussion involving commission members that will engage the audience in a conversation on Regional Transportation and the role a Regional Transportation Commission and potential Authority could play in our region’s continued growth.