What does the future hold for transportation projects in Forsyth County?

Justine Lookenott

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The 2022 Forsyth County Transportation Summit will be held on Thursday, October 13(Image by Forsyth County Government)

(Forsyth County, GA) Interested in the state of transportation in Forsyth County? Several local and state leaders will be discussing just that at the 2022 Forsyth County Transportation Summit on Thursday, October 13.

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The summit gives Forsyth County residents a chance to ask questions and learn about the future of transportation throughout the County(Image by Forsyth County Government)

Hosted by The Rotary Club of Forsyth County and the Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce, the summit gives Forsyth County residents a chance to ask questions and learn about the future of transportation throughout the County.

“The Transportation Summit is a unique opportunity each year for our residents, business leaders and partners to get a snapshot of the progress of transportation projects in the county,” said Forsyth County Manager Kevin Tanner. “This year, attendees will not only see the progress we have made over the past year in our transportation infrastructure, but they will also get a look into the future as we discuss future major projects, funding sources and solutions for traffic in our growing communities.”

The following speakers will be present at the summit:

  • Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry
  • Representative Rick Jasperse (R-11th District)
  • Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairman Alfred John
  • Forsyth County Manager Kevin Tanner
  • Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce past board chair Carter Patterson
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The 2022 Forsyth County Transportation Summit speaker list(Image by Forsyth County Government)

The summit’s schedule is listed below:

  • 11:30 a.m. registration opens and Coffee & Conversations
  • 12:00 p.m. lunch buffet opens
  • 12:30 p.m. Transportation Summit begins

Among the topics to be discussed, Tanner said they will be highlighting the importance of the partnership with the state of Georgia and why the relationship is so important for transportation success in Forsyth County.

“We are also excited to present our first Forsyth County Champion in Transportation Award in partnership with the Forsyth Chamber,” Tanner said. “In all, it is truly an exciting event for anyone wanting to see how the County is working to deliver lower commute times.”

Tickets for the Transportation Summit and lunch are $35. Virtual viewing is also available at no charge.

The Forsyth County Transportation Summit will be held on Thursday, October 13 at 12:30 p.m. at Browns Bridge Church at 3860 Browns Ridge Road in Cumming.

For tickets, details and virtual viewing, visit focotransportationsummit.com.

If you have a news tip in Forsyth County, contact Justine Lookenott at justine.lookenott@newsbreak.com.

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I cover local news in Forsyth County, GA. My debut into the writing world began at the age of 10 when I won an essay contest in Around Acworth Magazine in which I wrote about spending the summer with my pet goat, Eclair. Since graduating from Kennesaw State University, I have been published in several newspapers and magazines in the Atlanta area including The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Atlanta School Guide, What Now Atlanta, Newcomer Magazine, the Marietta Daily Journal and the Cherokee Tribune.

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