College Station, Texas — The 4th Annual Brazos Valley Transportation Summit at the George Bush Presidential Library’s Annenberg Conference Center is set to begin Wednesday. Hosted by the City of College Station, the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI), Texas A&M Transportation Services, the Brazos Valley Council of Governments, The Texas High Speed Rail and Transportation Corporation and TEX-21, the forum will help facilitate discussions about 21st century transportation options for the Brazos Valley.
Presentations by the Federal Highway Administration, Port Authority of Houston, the Maritime Administration, the Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy, area transportation planners and mobility authorities will address a variety of transportation issues facing the area.
This annual event begins on Wednesday with an update on issues related to the development of trade corridors in Texas, integration of freight and passenger rail, transportation’s impact on economic development, and improving safety and efficiency in transportation facilities. The evening will conclude with a reception at TTI’s Gibb Gilchrist building. Thursday morning’s session will include panel discussions covering land use in transportation planning and new funding tools for transportation development. The conference will conclude with a luncheon and a keynote address by U.S. Rep. Chet Edwards discussing transportation issues in the current legislative session.
On-site registration will be available from 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. Wednesday. The cost is $100 per participant.