The City and transportation: Networks and performance
MONTREAL, May 17 /CNW Telbec/ - Mr. Michel Leblanc, President and CEO of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, is pleased to invite media representatives to the next Strategic Forum of the Board of Trade, which will focus on major transportation projects in Montréal. The Forum will take place on Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at 7:30 a.m.
An airport train shuttle, the Turcot Interchange, new cars for the metro, the Train de l'Est... major transportation projects in the metropolitan Montréal region are numerous and are generating a lot of interest.
Key players in the transportation milieu and influential members of the Montréal business community will be brought together under one roof at this Board of Trade event to examine the progress of various major transportation projects. The economic importance of metropolitan transportation networks will also be discussed, in order to further reflection on the development and funding of these networks.
Transportation in the metropolitan region: the current state of affairs
Paul Lewis, Professor, Urbanism Institute, and Director, SITQ Urban and
Property Development Observatory, Université de Montréal
The AMT's major projects
Joël Gauthier, President and CEO, Agence métropolitaine de transport
Making the move to public transit
Michel Labrecque, Chairman of the Board, Société de transport de Montréal
Maritime transport: an underestimated ally
Robert Masson, President, St. Lawrence economic development council
A world-class airport and railway link for the aviation capital: Montréal
James C. Cherry, President and CEO, Aéroports de Montréal
A better way to finance Quebec's road network
Justin Leroux, Researcher, CIRANO, and Assistant Professor, HEC Montréal
Private sector participation in funding and managing transportation
Emilio Imbriglio, Partner, Infrastructure Finance Group, Raymond Chabot
Challenges of governance in mass transit: the Toronto example
Leslie Woo, Vice-President, Policy and Planning, Metrolinx
The Turcot Interchange: Where are we now?
Florence Junca-Adenot, Associate Professor, Department of Urban and
Tourism Studies, School of Management Sciences, UQAM
Morning program (http://www.btmm.qc.ca/transportation_program)
Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Time: From 7:30 a.m. to noon
Where: Delta Centre-Ville
777 University Street
The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal has some 7,000 members. Its primary mission is to represent the interests of the business community of Greater Montréal and to provide individuals, merchants, and businesses of all sizes with a variety of specialized services to help them achieve their full potential in terms of innovation, productivity and competitiveness. The Board of Trade is Quebec's leading private economic development organization.
SOURCE Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
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