July 26, 2016
USDOT Secretary visits Chamber, discusses infrastructure
The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber hosted, July 20, United States Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx at its downtown Cincinnati offices. Secretary Foxx met with more than 30 regional business, public and community leaders for a roundtable discussion.
Discussion topics ranged from current project priorities to advice on how the Cincinnati region can create a comprehensive regional transit plan. Opportunities for funding via the FAST Act and other federal grant programs were explored as participants explained needs for improved infrastructure to increase regional access and attractiveness for businesses and talent
"We have a lot more work to do to ensure that our transportation infrastructure can accommodate the large growth in population that America will face in the coming decades," said Secretary Foxx. "But today's productive dialogue about the future of transportation in the Cincinnati region gives me great hope. I am confident that the region's business and community leaders will serve as great partners in helping our nation usher in a 21st Century transportation system."
“The Chamber will continue advocating for necessary growth to strengthen our region’s physical infrastructure including the Brent Spence Bridge and a comprehensive multi modal transit system,” said Brendon Cull, senior vice president and COO of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber.” We are grateful for our partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation.”