Adams Hosts One Meck! Transportation Roundtable
Charlotte, N.C.—Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) hosted a transportation roundtable with transportation stakeholders from Mecklenburg County.
“Mecklenburg County is one of the fastest growing regions in the country and our economy is powered by our burgeoning transportation and infrastructure system. The Blue and Gold Lynx lines connect our neighborhoods and serve as pathways for social mobility and our rapidly expanding airport is key to continued economic growth,” said Congresswoman Adams. “I will continue to be an outspoken supporter of TIGER Grants and other transportation funding that provides resources for local projects. Today’s discussion with transit officials from across Mecklenburg County was the first of many to come as we continue to build on our progress and plan for the future.”
“We appreciated the opportunity to engage in a discussion with Congresswoman Adams about how we can work together to address the transportation needs of communities within our region,” said Jim Prosser, Executive Director of Centralina Council of Governments. “As one of the fastest growing regions in the country it is critical that we have the transportation infrastructure needed to support job and economic growth. Centralina (Greater Charlotte area) communities have developed the CONNECT regional growth strategy focused on growing jobs and the economy, controlling cost of government, and improving quality of life. This strategy was designed at over 450 meetings involving 8500 people within our region. Their top priorities focused heavily on transportation issues including public transit, freight and transit oriented development.”
“Continued investment in Charlotte’s transportation network is essential for connecting jobs with housing and ensuring safe travel for everyone no matter how they choose to get around,” said Danny Pleasant, Director of the Charlotte Department of Transportation.
Today’s roundtable included the following participants: Jim Prosser, Executive Director of Centralina Council of Governments (CCOG) Brent Cagle, Aviation Director at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Bob Cooke, Transportation Planning Manager at the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO), John Lewis, CEO of the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS), Jamie Justice Davidson Town Manager, Andrew Grant Cornelius Assistant Town Manager, Bill Coxe, Transportation Planner for the Town of Huntersville, Danny C. Pleasant, Director of Charlotte Department of Transportation, Lemon Brice, Pineville Interim Town Manager, Hazen Blodgett, Matthews Town Manager.