Third Annual Statewide Transportation Summit
The Third Annual Statewide Transportation Summit was held on the 18th and the 19th of February 2009 at The Jackson Convention Complex in Jackson, MS. It was jointly sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Transportation, Mississippi Dept of Human Services, Mississippi Public Transit Association, Mississippi Development Authority, Mississippi Primary HealthCare Association, Community Transportation Association, Mississippi Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities, Mississippi Association of Community Action Agencies and Jackson State University (IMTrans, Center for Technology Transfer and Department of Urban and Regional Planning). The sponsors had advertising boards decked with information pertaining to their area of expertise on display before the main Discussion Hall. Lareka Washington, Mahesh Nayak, Laurette Thuisseu and Imelda Simeon had attended this summit on behalf of IMTrans.
Participants from the various sponsoring groups, advocacy groups and transit providers attended the 2-day summit. Commissioners Wayne Brown, Dick Hall, Bill Manor, Public Transit Director Charles R. Carr, Public Transit Division Staff and Executive Director Larry Brown addressed the attendees. The highlights of the summit were the numerous discussion sessions, the Q&A session, and the progress reports. Real-time issues were given to groups of attendees who had to then solve it and present a workgroup report. The summit then ended on a positive note with progress reports from the various regional groups.
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