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Governor McDonnell to Host Statewide Transportation Conference

RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that he will host the 2013
Governor’s Transportation Conference, themed “Road to the Future,” on
December 4 – 6.  The conference, which will highlight Virginia’s continued
move towards improvements and expansion of the Commonwealth’s multi-modal
transportation system, will be held at the Richmond Convention Center. 
Governor McDonnell will address attendees at the opening session of the
conference on Wednesday, December 4 at 1:00 p.m.

Speaking about the conference, Governor McDonnell said, “After 27 years of
waiting Virginia finally has a long-term, sustainable transportation funding
solution and every corner of the Commonwealth is starting to reap the
benefits of safer roads, shorter commutes and increased access to public
transportation. Because of bipartisan cooperation the world-class
transportation network that Virginians deserve is under construction. This
conference will serve as a tremendous opportunity to share innovative ideas
and creative solutions that will move Virginia forward.”

Governor McDonnell will be joined by Transportation Secretary Sean T.
Connaughton and legislative, transportation industry, and government leaders
for this annual forum to discuss Virginia’s transportation projects and
programs, as well as upcoming transportation trends and legislative
initiatives.

The conference will feature sessions on:
• Safety, Innovation, Technology and Local Partnership
• Changing Attitudes Towards Vehicle Ownership: Impact on Transportation
Policy
• Moving Goods and People
• Discover DMV: A Service Revolution
• Technology and Transportation, the Future is Now
• Virginia’s P3’s: Past, Present and Future
• Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs): Building Transportation
Consensus

“All agencies in the Commonwealth are committed to continue to develop
Virginia as a transportation leader,” said Secretary of Transportation Sean
T. Connaughton. “The conference showcases projects and ideas that move us
towards that goal, thereby creating jobs, improving the economy and making
transportation options easier and safer for Virginians.”

The full agenda and other conference details can be found at
http://vatranscon.com.

Commonwealth of Virginia
Office of Governor Bob McDonnell

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 26, 2013

Contact: Taylor Keeney
Phone: (804) 225-4260
Email: Taylor.Keeney@governor.virginia.gov

Governor McDonnell to Host Statewide Transportation Conference “Road to the
Future”
Conference will showcase Virginia’s Transportation Agencies and Programs

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