Transportation Planning and Funding for Economic Competitiveness


Mariia Zimmerman, Principal and Founder—MZ Strategies

Roger Millar, Vice President—Smart Growth America

Session Description:

Over recent decades, transportation planning has evolved from a focus solely on mobility to consideration of its impact on economic competitiveness, public health, workforce development, social equity, and environmental stewardship. Local governments are stepping up to find new ways to pay for transportation in response to declining federal support. This three-hour session will explore transportation’s evolving planning and funding context. Participants will leave with increased knowledge of how cities are taking advantage of new technologies, funding sources, and federal planning requirements. The session will provide real-world examples of successful community engagement and performance-based planning processes, and spotlight innovative transportation projects. 

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