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Upstate Mobility Alliance plans transportation discussion

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The Upstate Mobility Alliance will host a virtual panel discussion on “Connecting the Dots: How Transportation Helps Create Community Vibrancy” on Feb. 23 from noon to 1 p.m. The event is open to the public and will feature Shawn Bell, Fountain Inn city administrator; Jon Caime, Laurens County administrator; Dianna Gracely, Simpsonville city administrator; and Brandon Madden, Mauldin city administrator.

“This panel will focus on growth projections for the individual communities and how transportation and mobility options in their community impacts growth and vibrancy,” Michael Hildebrand, director of the Upstate Mobility Alliance, said in a news release.  

Participants can ask questions and hear directly from city and county leaders on upcoming plans and projects throughout the area, according to the news release. They also will have a chance to hear about long-range plans and discuss how alternate modes of transportation, like walking and cycling connectivity, can support future growth.

“Fountain Inn is one of the fastest growing cities in South Carolina,” Bell said in the release. “With this growth, we recognize the role transportation and mobility plays in creating vibrant communities.”

Registration is available online.

Made up of more than 40 public, private, and civic leaders across the 10-county Upstate region, Upstate Mobility Alliance was created to make the region vibrant and connected, where transportation policy and investments promote innovation, sustainable development, and economic prosperity for all residents and businesses, according to the release.

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