PROGRESS IN MOTION 2013 focused on PARTNERSHIPS FOR GROWTH.  The forum was an ideal venue for discussing how railroads and partnerships contribute to North Carolina’s transportation system and the state’s economy.

Below are presentations from March 6, 2013

IMPROVING THE NC BUSINESS CLIMATE
Tony Almeida
, Senior Advisor to Governor McCroy for Jobs & the Economy


FREIGHT FOR THE FUTURE: 
Freight transportation is on the rise. What does the future hold for rail, ports, and logistics, and what should we do to foster growth?
Noël Perry, Managing Director & Senior Consultant, Freight Transportation Research Associates


SITE READINESS:
 Are we ready for the next industrial development opportunity?
Jeannette Goldsmith, President, J. Goldsmith & Co. – PRESENTATION COMING SOON


PARTNERING FOR THE FUTURE:
The Charlotte Area Transit System, NCRR, and Norfolk Southern made history in North Carolina by partnering for a light rail corridor. How did they make it happen?
John Muth, Deputy Director for Development and Chief Development Officer,
Charlotte Area Transit System
John Friedmann, Vice President – Strategic Planning, Norfolk Southern Corporation
Scott Saylor, President, North Carolina Railroad Company


COMMUTER RAIL ON A BUDGET:
The Music City Star began as a starter project to determine how commuter rail might work in Nashville, but money was scarce.  How did the project developers create commuter rail on a budget?
Paul J. Ballard, CEO,Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority & Regional Transportation Authority

 

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