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Hultgren to Host Forum on Technology Transforming Transportation in the 14th Congressional District

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Hultgren to Host Forum on Technology Transforming Transportation in the 14th Congressional District

Congressman Randy Hultgren
August 17, 2015


Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) today announced he will host a Community Leadership Forum on Transportation and Technology, the next in his series of 14th Congressional District events focused on bringing together residents, experts, public officials, additional stakeholders and more together to find solutions to local problems. Beginning at 10:00 a.m. CT on Thursday, August 20 in Plainfield, this forum will focus specifically on the community taking advantage of the power of technology to transform northern Illinois through innovations and advancements to its rich and diverse forms of transportation.

“It’s impossible to overestimate the impact technology has had on how we all get from A to B, whether that’s commuting to Chicago or picking up your kids from school. From ‘on-demand’ ride-sharing apps, to new road construction methods and materials, to vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication and more, new innovative technologies will continue to transform our community,” said Rep. Hultgren. “But how do we maintain an understanding of these new technologies, use them for the good of northern Illinois and ensure we are planning ahead for the future as a community? The 14th District has worked together to tackle heroin and painkiller abuse, pursue solutions for healthcare affordability and accessibility, and maintain local control over education. I am excited about how our community can come together in this next Community Leadership Forum on an issue touching everyone in the Chicago suburbs: transportation.”

Rep. Hultgren previously served on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and helped lead efforts to strengthen existing transportation resources and develop a long-term strategy to meet the needs of the future.

WHAT:
Community Leadership Forum on Transportation and Technology

WHO:
Congressman Randy Hultgren (IL-14)
Harry Lightsey (Keynote speaker), Executive Director of Global Connected Customer Experience in Global Public Policy, General Motors
Timothy Meyer, Chief Operating Officer, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Mark Blankenship, Crash Studies and Investigation Unit Manager, Illinois Department of Transportation Division of Traffic Safety
Kevin Price, ITS Operations Engineer, Illinois Department of Transportation Division of Highways
Thomas Livingston, Regional Vice President – Midwest, CSX Transportation, Inc.

WHEN:
Thursday, August 20, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CT

WHERE:
Plainfield Village Hall
22401 W. Lockport St.
Plainfield, IL 60544

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