Ten at the Top is embarking upon an initiative focused on increasing mobility and connectivity while reducing traffic congestion across the 10-county Upstate, called Connecting Our Future.
Born from the Shaping Our Future Growth Scenarios Analysis, Connecting Our Future is an effort to create a regional vision and implementable strategies for transportation, mobility, and connectivity in the region. The effort is being supported by the Connecting Our Future Coalition, made up of stakeholders representing various geographical areas and sectors. A full list of current coalition members can be found on the Connecting Our Future website, www.connectingourfutureupstatesc.org.
The initiative will last for roughly a year, resulting in a regional vision document and related strategies for reducing congestion, moving people & freight across the region safely, and improving health and quality of life for Upstate residents by reducing emissions. Results of the initiative will be unveiled in Summer 2018.
The initiative will be kicked off with an event on October 18th at the TD Convention Center. The Kick Off event will include breakout sessions focused on various components of connectivity and mobility.
The event will wrap up with a keynote luncheon presentation by Carla Bailo, Assistant VP for Mobility Research & Business Development at Ohio State University. Carla helps coordinate Ohio State’s involvement as the primary research partner for Smart Columbus, a $140 million grant program to transform central Ohio into the nation’s premier transportation innovation region.
For additional information about the Connecting Our Future initiative and purchase tickets for the October 18th Kick Off Event, please visit www.connectingourfutureupstatesc.org.