DVRPC Board Retreat and Megaregions Workshop

This week, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) held their annual Board Retreat in conjunction with a Federal Highway Administration workshop on megaregions. The-two day event brought together local, state, and federal transportation experts to explore how to work together on a megaregion level. Day one featured national megaregions expert and director of the Georgia Tech Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development Dr. Catherine Ross and speakers ranging from the Secretary of PennDOT to a senior research associate from the American Transportation Research Institute. Speakers focused on how the Mid-Atlantic megaregion can collaborate, with in-depth discussions relating to freight activities. The second day included panels with NARC member Executive Directors from the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, Mid-America Regional Council, and North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority. FHWA is hosting workshops like this around the country to spur conversations on megaregions and transportation planning coordination.

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