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Philadelphia – Improving access to transit is the focus of the Northeast Pennsylvania Equitable Transit Summit, a conference to be hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and the Scranton Area Community Foundation on October 17 at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center. Click here to view the agenda.
Plenary and breakout sessions will highlight strategies and solutions to transform transportation systems to better connect people to jobs, affordable housing, quality health care, education, and other services.
This conference will connect business leaders, government representatives, public transportation officials, planners, nonprofit leaders, researchers, funders, and others to discuss enhancing transit access in northeastern Pennsylvania while highlighting successful models in other parts of the country.
“Transportation is a critical aspect of economic mobility for residents and for regional economic growth,” said Patrick T. Harker, president and chief executive officer at the Philadelphia Fed. “People need access to affordable and reliable transportation that can get them to the jobs that are available in their communities and reach their full potential.”
Conference speakers will include:
“The conference stems from a series of meetings that began earlier in the year and brought together more than 50 leaders to create an Equitable Transit Council,” according to Laura Ducceschi, president and chief executive officer of the Scranton Area Foundation. “Our goal is to foster an inclusive dialogue, which will enable us to better understand the specific impediments of current transportation systems and to explore opportunities for improvement.”
When: October 17
Where: Hilton Scranton & Conference Center, 100 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18503
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