LANSING, Michigan - The Twitterverse will be the virtual location for a unique statewide conversation on the need for a new transportation system in Michigan. Beginning at 12 p.m. on September 13, Let’s Save Michigan and the Michigan Municipal League will host a public forum on Twitter (using the hashtag #MiTransVision) as legislators and leading thinkers on Michigan’s economy, communities, and environment gather in Lansing. The event is intended to create a consensus of ideas and suggested solutions for Governor Snyder who has hinted that he will unveil a new transportation and infrastructure vision in October.
Our experts participating in the event include moderator Sarah Szurpicki of Let's Save Michigan; League CEO Dan Gilmartin; Robert Puentes, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution; Chris Kolb, executive director, Michigan Environmental Council; Rory Neuner, project coordinator, Transportation for Michigan (Trans4M); and Rich Studley, president and CEO, Michigan Chamber of Commerce.
Prior to Sept. 13, anyone can tweet using the hashtag #MiTransVision to have their ideas and questions included. During the event, live tweeting by @LetsSaveMich and @mmleague will give up-to-the-minute reports on the presentations and ideas presented. Media are invited to attend the event in person or by phone, but arrangements must be made in advance dditional details can be found at http://www.mml.org/newsroom/twitter-transit/index.html.
Matt Bach is director of communications for the Michigan Municipal League. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.