Thursday, April 27 | Charlotte Marriott City Center | 12:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Hundreds took part in the 2017 Transportation & Infrastructure Summit Thursday in Uptown Charlotte. From freight mobility to air, sea and rail, the summit covered the most critical transportation issues facing the region.
Keynote speaker, Robert J. Puentes, President & CEO, ENO Center for Transportation, challenged attendees to be more forward thinking.
North Carolina Department of Transportation Secretary Jim Trogdon shared his views on where Charlotte fits in the statewide transportation equation.
Meantime, The Charlotte Chamber and Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority provided a detailed look at transportation by the numbers. Click here to check out an overview of their presentation.
Other topics and panelists included:
- Transportation’s Role as an Economic Driver, in Place Making & Economic Opportunity
Moderator: Brian Leary, President, Commercial & Mixed-Use, Crescent Communities
Debra Campbell, Assistant City Manager, City of Charlotte
John Lewis, CEO, Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS)
- Freight Mobility and Global Connectivity
Moderator: Scott McGeein, Senior Vice President, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Stuart Hair, Charlotte Douglas International Airport
Paul Cozza, Director, North Carolina State Ports
Jessica Hill, Senior Planner-Sustainability, Centralina Council of Governments
- Transportation Roundtable: Looking to the Future Through a Regional Lens
Moderator: Bob Morgan, President and CEO, Charlotte Chamber
Jim Trogdon, Secretary, North Carolina Department of Transportation
Tracy Dodson, Vice President, Lincoln Harris
Rep. Bill Brawley, District 103, Mecklenburg County
Rep. John Torbett, District 108, Gaston County, Chair of Joint Legislative Transportation Oversight Committee