Is central Ohio ready to go “Beyond the Bus?” Hear different visions for the future of public transit in the metro area.
Gulsah Akar, a visiting assistant professor in city and regional planning at OSU’s Knowlton School of Architecture, will moderate a discussion of transit prospects among a panel that will include:
- Chester Jourdan, executive director, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission;
- Bill Lhota, president and chief executive officer, Central Ohio Transit Authority; and
- Brent Simonds, advocacy coordinator, Mid-Ohio Board for an Independent Living Environment, Inc. (MOBILE).
Registration begins at 5:30, with a cash bar available, and dinner will be served at 6:15 at a charge of $25. Payment need not be made in advance, but you must RSVP to Amy Pulles at the League office by Mar. 15 if you want a dinner reserved for you, indicating regular or vegetarian. The panel discussion begins at 7:15 and is free and open to the public.
The general meeting – open to members as well as anyone who wants to learn more about transit options – is hosted by the League’s public transit study committee, chaired by Ellen Haider and Nancy Brown. The committee, which includes two members of the Delaware County League, has been working since last summer preparing background materials, pros and cons, and consensus questions that will help the Metro League reach consensus on a new public transit position later this spring.