VA. to hold transportation conference
Virginia state officials will gather transportation leaders together this week for a three-day conference on "transportation challenges and innovative traffic solutions."
The Governor's Transportation Conference will be held at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center. the event is titled "Reforming and Revitalizing Transportation in Virginia." Gov. Robert F. McDonnell is scheduled to deliver the keynote address on Thursday. Transportation experts from the public, private and academic sections are scheduled to give presentations.
The opening session begins at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Officials said topics will include transportation funding; improving passenger rail; teleworking; encouraging transit use; and the role of Dulles International Airport and Virginia's ports as economic gateways.