Friday, December 13, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM EST
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WRTA Maintenance & Operations Facility
42 Quinsigamond Avenue
Worcester, MA 01604

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Samantha Penzone
Massachusetts Economic Development Council

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Transportation in the Commonwealth

Join MEDC for its final conference of 2019. The topic of our winter event will be transportation.  We will have many experts on hand to discuss some interesting topics!


8:30  Breakfast & Registration

9:00  Welcome

Dennis Lipka, Administrator - Worcester Regional Transit Authority

MEDC Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors

9:30  Morning Keynote Speaker

Eileen McAnneny - President, Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation

Eileen is the Vice Chair of the Future of Transportation Commission and will provide an overview of the 2018 Transportation Commission Report including its recommendations, what has happened since the report has come out, and what they see for the future of transportation in MA.

10:00  Q&A

10:15  Panel Discussion

Tim Murray, President & CEO - Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce

Liz Williams, Director of Data & Policy - MassDOT

Our first panel discussion will highlight the MassDOT Congestion Report that came out earlier this year. Speakers will give an overview of the report and lay out recommendations.

10:45 Q&A

11:00  BREAK

11:15  Panel Discussion

Marc Cutler

Sujatha Krishnan, Deputy Director of Transportation, CMRPC

Tom Ryan, Director of Public Policy & Government Affairs - A Better City

Our second panel discussion will focus on Governor Baker's Transportation Bond Bill which was filed over the summer. Speakers will focus on financing and funding, as well as touch on the Transportation Climate Initiative.

11:45 Q&A

12:00  Adjourn