Upcoming webinar: How to use the 2012 federal transportation bill to strengthen rural economies

Elected officials and municipal staff from non-metropolitan areas are encouraged to join Transportation for America on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 for an online presentation about how to use the 2012 federal transportation bill to fund rural transportation projects.

What: “How to use the 2012 federal transportation bill to strengthen rural economies,” a free webinar
When: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific
Where: Click here to register. Call-in information will be sent to registrants.

Presenting on the call will be Teton County, ID Commissioner Kathy Rinaldi, a member of the Advisory Board of Smart Growth America’s Local Leaders Council. Teton County is in the process of revising transportation plan to meet the 2030 Teton County Comprehensive Plan. Other panelists include:

  • Charles W. Fluharty, President and CEO, Rural Policy Research Institute
  • Chris Zeilinger, Director of Policy Development, Community Transportation Association of America
  • Georgia Gann, Deputy Director of Government Affairs, Transportation for America
  • John Robert Smith, President and CEO, Reconnecting America and Former Mayor of Meridian, MS (moderator)

Investing in a variety of transportation options – like public transportation, vanpooling, bicycling, walking and safe roads and bridges – is crucial for stronger, more resilient communities in our nation’s rural areas. The new federal transportation bill has changed the way communities can access transportation dollars and what these funds may be used for. Next week’s webinar will explain how.

Image above: A sign in Teton County, ID. Photo by Matt Hintsa via Flickr.

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