Remember our Get There project? If you don’t, that’s the one where a group of us reporters gave up our cars for a week to see how navigable Fairfield County is via public transportation. Conclusion: not very! And we heard from a lot of readers who felt the same thing.
And I know, faithful reader, you were sitting there thinking, “man, I wish I could talk to some transportation policy makers about how to improve public transportation.”
Well, wish granted. The Tri-State Transportation Campaign, in partnership with the City of Bridgeport and the Fairfield County Community Foundation, invite you to attend Sustainable Streets: Promoting Safety, Promoting Growth, on April 11. Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch and ConnDOT Commissioner James Redeker will be featured speakers.
Jon Orcutt, Policy Director for New York City Department of Transportation, will be the keynote speaker. As Policy Director at NYCDOT, he helped implement pedestrian plazas in Times Square and elsewhere, built protected bike lanes throughout New York City and laid the groundwork for the upcoming launch of the United State’s largest ‘Bike Share’ program.
The forum is at Housatonic Community College’s Beacon Hall. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and the event wraps up at noon. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.