The next EDC Business Forum is scheduled for Thursday, March 19, from 11:30 a.m., to 1:00 p.m., at the 1010 Building – 1010 7th Street, Minneapolis, MN.
The title of this month’s event is, “How do we get around? The Convergence of Technology and Transportation in East Downtown.” Car sharing, Light rail/transit development, Parking and other District Transit perspectives.”
In addition, Al Swintek from CenterPoint Energy will provide an update on the recently announced 2015 construction season projects that will impact the East Downtown starting at the end of the month. For more information, please visit the CenterPoint Energy Web site.
The cost to attend the forum is just $20. You can pay with cash or a check at the door. Please RSVP by no later than Monday, March 16, at Noon.
How do nearly 180,000 people in the downtown workforce come and go from their jobs? How do downtown residents come and go from their homes on a day-to-day basis? How do millions of downtown visitors come and go from the events and experiences they seek to have here? Answers to these questions range from the philosophical to the pragmatic. This business forum will bring together City of Minneapolis staff, regional transportation specialists, and commercial transit providers in a fast paced conversation about the “transportation ecosystem” that exists in downtown Minneapolis.
- Allan Klugman, Senior Professional Engineer, City of Minneapolis Department of Public Works – Traffic and Parking Services Division
- Dan McLauglin, Executive Director, Commuter Connection
In addition, four car share companies, Zipcar · Uber · Car2Go · HourCar, will host information booths and provide attendees with a two minute introduction to their businesses. Three parking lot/ramp companies have been invited to participate too.
1. Welcome and Introductions, Paul Mellblom, EDC President and Dan Collison, EDC Executive Director (10 Minutes)
2. CenterPoint Energy 2015 Construction Season Update, Al Swintek, CenterPoint Energy (10 Minutes)
3. Commercial Venders: Zipcar, Uber, Car2go, Hourcar, and Parking Lots (10 Minutes)
4. Mapping all transit perspectives: Allan Klugman, City of Minneapolis (10 Minutes)
5. Understanding commuter options and connections: Dan McLaughlin, Commuter Connection (10 Minutes)
6. Q & A Moderated by Dan Collison (5 Minutes)
7. Preview of the January EDC Forum (5 Minutes)