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Connected2045 Four-Part Speaker Series:

 A regional conversation about the future of transportation in St. Louis

As part of Connected2045’s development, East-West Gateway is holding a 4 part speaker series in partnership with the Missouri History Museum on major transportation issues that impact us now and into the future. These programs are free and open to the public. The first event sets the context of our past and future; the second deals with business and logistics, the third with changing demographics and the fourth with funding. (As with all of our events, to request special accommodations, contact Ms. Julie Stone at least 48 hours prior to the event.)

Part 1, on June 18, 2014 was Back to the Future: How St. Louis Transportation Past Informs our FutureIt featured, Ron Elz (Johnny Rabbit), a CBS/KMOX radio personality who shared photos and recollections of St. Louis' transportation past, and Shawn Leight, Transportation Consultant and Faculty Member at Washington University who discussed how our choices and technologies today impact transportation in the future.  The evening ended with interactive audience polling to explore opinions on our future transportation choices for the region.

Video - Speaker Series, Part 1
“Back to the Future”
Ron Elz, Narrator
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Question and Answer Segment
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Audience Polling Results: Part 1

Part 2, Fueling the Future Economy, was held on July 31, 2014.  Brad Reinhardt, chairman of the Transportation Club of St. Louis, moderated a discussion on how trains, barges, trucks and planes all play a role in our economy, require investments to maintain and comprise priority infrastructure and logistics needs. The evening ended with interactive audience polling to explore opinions on our future transportation choices for the regional economy.

Video - Speaker Series, Part 2
Shop Talk
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Audience Polling Results: Part 2

Part 3, Transportation: That Delicate Balance, was held on September 18, 2014.  Wally Siewert, Director of the Center for Ethics in Public Life at UMSL, facilitated an interactive, dynamic conversation with an array of community representatives on planning for the next GEN. The evening ended with interactive audience polling to explore opinions on how regional demographic changes should influence future transportation investments.

Part 3: Panel Bio Sheet
Connected 2045 Facts & Trends
Audience Polling Results: Part 3

East-West Gateway is responsible for developing the region’s Long Range Transportation Plan. This plan offers our vision and priorities for the St. Louis transportation system including highways, bridges, public transit, bicycle and pedestrian routes and serves as the framework for regional transportation decision-making and investments.  This document is updated every 4 years and must balance technical needs, budgetary constraints and public desires. Public input and engagement is central to the success of our efforts and we are committed to engaging our stakeholders in a variety of ways.

Part 4, Planning for Uncertainty: How Big is the Funding Crisis Really?, will be held on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 7pm in the Missouri History Museum’s Des Lee Auditorium. Join us for this informative conversation exploring our future transportation funding outlook. Federal and state funding levels for transportation in Missouri and Illinois have been in flux for years. We consistently have more transportation projects in the pipeline than available funding.

Location:

Missouri History Museum: Lindell & DeBaliviere in Forest Park
All events begin at 7pm. 

East-West Gateway is responsible for developing the region’s Long Range Transportation Plan. This plan offers our vision and priorities for the St. Louis transportation system including highways, bridges, public transit, bicycle and pedestrian routes and serves as the framework for regional transportation decision-making and investments.  This document is updated every 4 years and must balance technical needs, budgetary constraints and public desires. Public input and engagement is central to the success of our efforts and we are committed to engaging our stakeholders in a variety of ways.

 

Connected 2045 Brochure highlighting the 4-part speaker series
Brochure: Connect 2045 - Speaker Series - Part 1
Brochure: Connect 2045 - Speaker Series Part 2
Brochure: Connect 2045 - Speaker Series Part 3
Brochure: Connect 2045 - Speaker Series Part 4

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One Memorial Dr., Ste 1600
St. Louis, MO  63102
phone:  (314) 421-4220 or (618) 274-2750
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last update: Friday, October 07, 2016