Transportation, tech, and teamwork: Sec Buttigieg, Congresswoman Bourdeaux, and leaders collaborate
On Friday, August 6th (2021), US Congresswoman Carolyn Bordeaux hosts US Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg in Peachtree Corners, GA. The visit includes a tour of the Curiosity Lab (click HERE to visit their website), along with speaking to the importance of investing in infrastructure, especially in suburban communities in the 7th Congressional District, as well as inter-related projects related to the immersion of transportation and technology.
After the tour, which includes local and state elected officials including (but not limited to) Peachtree Corners Mayor Mike Mason, Gwinnett County Commission Chair Nicole Love Hendrickson, Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman Cindy Mills, and Russell McMurry (Chair/Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Transportation), the press conference allows the media and others to get a working idea of the topics covered. It is part identification of the work which is taking place, along with the short, intermediate, and long-term goals related to infrastructure and transportation.
"The Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework accomplishes that feat (of making investments in infrastructure and their impact on the economy, environment, and more access in building a more equitable society) by investing not only in roads and bridges, but in people. It's not a partisan matter - we can address these challenges, preserve our environment, and shore up our infrastructure to improve our communities and leave a better world for future generations", notes Congresswoman Bordeaux.
Given these and related focus areas, the research and development taking at the Curiosity Lab and other parts of the technology corridor (in Peachtree Corners), potentially, local models could serve as the template for larger scale work in the state, region, and beyond. Combined with initiatives including the FutureFit the Suburbs (click HERE to learn more) and efforts of the Problem Solvers Caucus (click HERE to learn more), there's potential to do some impacting things in transportation.
Working together, everyone achieves more (click HERE for additional video).