|[February 13, 2014]
Roetzel & Andress and Abraham & Roetzel Team Up with City and County to Host Transportation Summit
CINCINNATI --(Business Wire)--
Roetzel & Andress, LPA and its government affairs and issue management
partner Abraham & Roetzel LLC are pleased to announce their
collaboration with Hamilton County and the City of Cincinnati in
sponsoring the Regional Summit on Rail & Transit Integration. The Summit
will be held on February 20, 2014 at the Cincinnati Museum Center at
Union Terminal from 9:30 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. Registration
for the Summit can be completed online here.
The Summit, which expects to attract senior officials from the
Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI (News - Alert)), the
Cincinnati Port Authority and both national and local freight rail
companies, will address a full slate of issues related to the Cincinnati
region's transit systems. Expected speakers include:
Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley,
Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune,
Karen Hedlund, Deputy Administrator of the Federal Railroad
Jay Williams - Director, Office of Recovery for Auto Communities and
Workers, U.S. Department of Labor
Mark Polston - Deputy Director of the TIFIA Credit Program, US
Department of Transportation
Terry Garcia Crews, General Manager & CEO, Southwest Ohio Regional
Mary Stagaman, Vice President of Regional Initiatives and Executive
Director of Agenda 360, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce.
"We are delighted to be a part of this important event," said Lewis
W. Adkins, Jr., partner and practice group manager of the Public
Law, Regulatory and Finance Group at Roetzel & Andress. "The Summit
really showcases what the firm, in cooperation with our partners in the
City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, can do when we all row in the
same direction. Events like the Regional Summit bring together all the
interested parties and decision makers in a forum where ideas are
discussed, issues addressed and plans can be fleshed out for the greater
Cincinnati region's transportation requirements over the long term."
"This type of collaboration is key to the integration of the OKI
region's transit systems and engages nearly all of the vital decision
makers in one locale and with one goal, that of moving a fully
integrated and multi-modal transit plan forward," added Bob
Carey, President of Abraham & Roetzel LLC. "I am thrilled that
both Abraham & Roetzel and our partners at Roetzel & Andress can
facilitate and encourage this type of meeting of the minds - we are
pleased to be a part of the process."
On the agenda for the Summit are panel discussions on "Freight Rail and
Transit Integration" and "Innovative Financing for Regional Rail and
Transit Requirements," in addition to the Keynote Address by Jay
Williams, Director, Office of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers,
U.S. Department of Labor, on "Innovative & Non-Traditional Financing."
For further information about the Summit, please contact Brad
Knollenberg of Abraham & Roetzel at BKnollenberg@ARGovAffairs.com.
Roetzel is a full-service law firm with more than 200 attorneys in
offices located throughout Ohio and Florida and in Chicago, New York and
Washington, D.C. The firm provides comprehensive legal services to
national and international corporations, closely held and family-run
businesses, institutions, organizations and individuals. For more
information, visit ralaw.com.
About Abraham & Roetzel
Abraham & Roetzel is a bi-partisan government affairs and issue
management firm offering a comprehensive range of services to clients.
A&R offers clients the experience, insight, and expertise of extensive
service as official policymakers and political advisors at all levels of
government. Our firm principals include a former Cabinet Member, U.S.
Senator, top officials to Members of Congress and at federal government
agencies, and in the Pennsylvania Commonwealth government. For more
information, visit argovaffairs.com.
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