Gwinnett County Republican Assembly Proudly Sponsors Franklin Roundtable Forum on Transportation Mobility (MARTA)
Franklin Roundtable, a non-partisan advocacy group headquartered in Marietta, is hosting a public forum on transportation at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Cobb County Republican Headquarters in Marietta.
The forum, “Solving Metro Atlanta’s Mobility Needs,” will feature policy experts and activists and will be live-streamed and recorded for presentation on several media platforms. The discussions will include topics such as transit-oriented development, shifting to an emphasis on developing arterial roadways, considerations of population density and the role of advanced technologies in reducing traffic congestion.
Recent action by the Georgia legislature suggests that expanding fixed rail transit is the answer, but the forum will point the way to other alternatives that could be more effective in alleviating gridlock on area roads.
WJBB Radio (107.1 FM) talk show personality, J. Gregory Howard, former Chairman of Gwinnett County GOP, will emcee the two-and-a-half hour event.
Speakers and panelists include:
Dr. Steve Dickerson, board member of the Atlanta Transit Link Authority
Jacob Vallo, Head - Office of TOD + Real Estate MARTA
Baruch Feigenbaum, assistant director of transportation policy at the Reason Foundation
Benita Dodd, vice president of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation
Steve Brown, former Fayette County Commission chair and former mayor of Peachtree City
Ron Sifen, community advocate on transportation issues
Travis Klavohn, management consultant and former state Senate candidate
Tony West, grassroots director, Americans For Prosperity Foundation
Michael Lowry, technology entrepreneur
Richard Arena, Franklin Roundtable board member