RIT Professor to Participate in Sierra Club’s 10th Environmental Forum, April 17

James Winebrake will moderate a program on Rochester’s transportation future

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A Rochester Institute of Technology professor will moderate the evening panel at the Sierra Club’s 10th Environmental Forum focusing on future transportation alternatives for Rochester.

The free forum “Transportation Alternatives for Rochester: A Vision for the Future” will begin at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at the First Unitarian Church, 220 South Winton Road. Beginning at 6 p.m., approximately 30 informational booths will display information from environmental and government groups.

An internationally recognized expert in the transportation field, James Winebrake, professor of science, technology and public policy at RIT, will moderate the 7:30 p.m. panel of speakers. Panelists will include David Keefe, professor of public administration at State University of New York at Brockport and member of the Genesee Regional Clean Communities committee; John Thomas, City of Rochester transportation specialist; and Richard Perrin, executive director of the Genesee Transportation Council. The GTC is responsible for transportation policy, planning and investment decisions for the nine-county region.

The forum will address various topics, including Rochester’s transportation future, multi-use trails, air quality, green fueling stations and traffic calming. Questions from the audience are encouraged.

This event is sponsored by the Sierra Club and the First Unitarian Church Environmental Committee. For more information, visit http://newyork.sierraclub.org/rochester/10th_forum.htm.