Transit experts will swap ideas at the second Metro forum

Gallery Place Metro Station by Mr.TinDC on Flickr
Gallery Place Metro Station by Mr.TinDC on Flickr

COG and the Greater Washington Board of Trade are hosting the second in their series of events celebrating the 40th anniversary of Metro and discussing what the future may hold. The first symposium in the series brought together local leaders and experts to look at Metro’s unique challenges and what it will need for the future. On June 13 transit experts from around North America will come together to compare notes and discuss their experiences.

Transit representatives from Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, New York City, Toronto, and Washington, D.C. will discuss innovations, biggest challenges, and what is expected in a 21st century system. They will also compare how different systems are funded and how they are governed to learn from one another.

Alex Barron of the Railway and Transport Strategy Centre at the Imperial College in London will talk about what we can learn from the top 30 Metro systems in the world. He will discuss what makes a world class system.

The symposium will also hear from former Congressman Tom Davis who will talk about the lessons from the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act.

The event is only open to invitees due to limited capacity so stay tuned for information about a live stream and recording.  You can also join the conversation on twitter using #MetroSummit and follow @NatCapRegTPB and @RegionForward.

Read about the kick-off in the Metro at 40 series
Listen to the recording from the first part in the series

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