Meeting Archive:
How to use the 2012 federal transportation bill to strengthen rural economies

Meeting Description:
How does the new 2012 federal transportation bill affect rural communities?

Join Transportation for America on Wednesday, February 27th at 1pm Eastern for an online presentation to learn how to use MAP-21 to fund rural transportation priorities and strengthen your community.

Investing in a variety of transportation options -- like public transportation, vanpooling, bicycling, walking and safe roads and bridges -- are crucial for stronger, more resilient communities in our nation's rural areas. It's important to know how our new federal transportation bill (MAP-21) has changed the way communities can access transportation dollars and what these funds can be used for.
Our panelists for this discussion include:
  • John Robert Smith, President and CEO, Reconnecting America and Former Mayor of Meridian, MS (moderator)
  • Charles W. Fluharty, President and CEO, Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI)
  • Chris Zeilinger, Director of Policy Development, Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA)
  • Georgia Gann, Deputy Director of Government Affairs, Transportation for America
Date: Wed, Feb 27, 2013
Time: 01:00 PM EST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Rochelle Carpenter