2010 Community Transportation Summit
The 2010 Community Transportation Summit was held on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at the Grappone Conference Center of the Courtyard Marriott in Concord. With more than 160 attendees at the Summit, the Governor recognized the event by issuing a proclamation, declaring the day to be Community Transportation Day. The Summit also marked the launch of the “Granite State Mobility: Getting There Together” campaign for the State Coordinating Council for Community Transportation to highlight the connection between transportation and many other aspects of life. Attendees at the Summit included legislators, transportation providers, nonprofit and charitable organizations’ staff members, representatives of government on the state and local level, as well as members of the general public.
The day began with a presentation by Jeffrey Taylor on the development of transportation in New Hampshire, followed by one from Stephen Norton on demographic trends in the state that will increase the need for community transportation. Internationally-known transportation expert, Todd Litman, of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute, provided a broad perspective on transportation issues, and spoke about the importance of a quality pedestrian environment to support community transportation.
Commissioners Virginia Barry and Tom Burack, of the Departments of Education and Environmental Services respectively, as well as leaders within the Departments of Transportation and Health and Human Services, greeted the attendees and talked about the importance of transportation to their work. Representatives of the Federal Transit Administration’s United We Ride Program and the National Conference of State Legislatures also provided updates to the attendees. Outstanding leaders, organizations, and projects in community transportation were showcased during a recognition program, and in the afternoon, attendees participated in breakout sessions for in depth discussions and information-sharing on volunteer driver programs, organizational development, and the linkage between land use and transportation.
The 2010 Community Transportation Summit was sponsored by AARP, the Endowment for Health, the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability, the Anna Harrington Boardman Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities, and the New Hampshire Department of Transportation.
2010 Summit Presentations:(Click the name of the presenter to view the presentation).
What is NH and Transportation
Stephen Norton, Executive Director, New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies
Morning Keynote: Healthy Community Planning
Todd Litman, Founder and Executive Director, Victoria Transport Policy Institute
State Coordinating Council Activities
Jeanne Ryer, SCC Chair
- Doug Birnie, Team Leader, Federal Transit Administration, United We Ride Initiative
- James Reed, Director of the Transportation Program, National Conference of State Legislatures
Coordination, Livibility and Region 1, Another Milestone for New Hampshire
Beverly Ward, Community Transportation - United We Ride Coordination Ambassador for Region 1
The True Costs of Transportation – The Exchange on New Hampshire Public Radio
Todd Litman, Founder and Executive Director of the Victoria Transportation Policy Institute, and Morning Keynote speaker at the 2010 Community Transportation Summit
Kit Morgan, Administrator of the Bureau of Rail and Transit for the New Hampshire Department of Transportation
Jeanne Ryer, chair of the State Coordinating Council for Community Transportation