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South Florida transportation, planning agencies to hold transportation summit


On Saturday, the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority, South East Florida Transportation Council, South Florida Regional Planning Council and Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council will host the 2009 Transportation Summit at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale.

Summit participants will discuss public transportation's role in creating jobs, battling climate change, and improving the region's global competitiveness and quality of life. Speakers will include Yvette Taylor, regional administrator of the Federal Transit Administration Region IV; Mortimer Downey, chair of President Obama's Transportation Transition Team; and Gordon Price, former city councilor of Vancouver, B.C. James Murley, director of Florida Atlantic University's Center for Urban & Environmental Solutions, will be the moderator.  

The event is targeted at elected officials, transportation industry professionals, local government administrators, community activists and the general public.

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