Monday, April 13, 2009

Transit will be focus of gathering

Transit will be focus of gathering
By Reporter Staff/
Posted: 04/12/2009

The current and future outlook for transportation improvements in Solano County will be updated April 23 in Fairfield. at an event hosted by the Solano Economic Development Corporation.

The gathering will feature local transportation officials.

Daryl Halls, executive director of Solano Transportation Authority , County Supervisor Jim Spering, chair of the STA; and Michael Ammann, Solano EDC president, will serve on the panel.

Ammann said the transportation needs of Solano County are critical, and vital to the economic future of the county.

"We are growing, and so is the entire region," Ammann said. "Our freeways and highways are thoroughfares to two of the world's largest centers, Sacramento and the Bay Area. We all must collaborate and work toward public awareness and acceptance that our transportation needs must be served." Spering agreed.

"With the recent economic crisis and state budget cuts to transportation," he said, "it is imperative that we in Solano County discover even more innovative ways to deliver travel safety and mobility."

The transportation event is sponsored by Congresswoman Ellen O. Tauscher, and CSI Career College.

It will be held at 7:30 a.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott, 1350 Holiday Lane, Fairfield. Cost is $25 for Solano EDC members and $35 for non-members. For information call 864-1855.