Transit NOW and South Suburban Chamber present speaker Jan. 30

Building Wealth – Creating and Capturing the Benefits of Investing in Transit in Southeastern Wisconsin

The historic transit decisions being made in Southeastern Wisconsin in the coming months will shape our ability to create wealth in our communities. Mr. Bernstein will share his expertise and shed light on our opportunities and potential pit falls.

Nationally recognized transit expert, Scott Bernstein, Founder and President of the Center for Neighborhood Technology, Chicago, will illustrate how certain transit investment strategies spur sustainable development and economic vitality, and builds thriving neighborhoods and lasting value. He will share his expertise on setting priorities for transportation investing that can reduce the cost of living, reduce the risk of foreclosures, improve local tax bases, and create new jobs and wealth. For example he will show how transportation investments could give people have 10-20 percent more available income, and help real estate hold its value better in the recession than in the market in general.
Ken Yunker, Director, Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, will also give brief overview of the status and the next steps of current transit proposals.

Who:       Scott BernsteinFounder and President of the Center for Neighborhood Technology, Chicago
When:
Friday, January 30, 2009 7:30-9:00 A.M. (program begins at 7:45)
Where
:   MATC South at 6665 S. Howell Avenue, Milwaukee: Auditorium, south entrance, parking lot C
Visuals:
Selected visuals from Mr. Bernstein’s PowerPoint program will be available, large color map of the potential local and regional transit network in Milwaukee-Racine-Kenosha including existing local transit systems, and proposed KRM Commuter Rail and the Milwaukee Connector (22″ x 36″).

Buffet breakfast will be served at 7:30 A.M.

This event is being hosted by the Milwaukee Area Technical College.
Co-sponsors include The Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors, the Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee, The NML Foundation, and SC Johnson.

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h/t Bay View Compass.

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Author: Jason Haas

Jason is an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, occasionally moonlights as an amateur gardener, and is a proud father of two, or three, depending on how you do the math.