Governors’ San Francisco Infrastructure Summit to Focus on Eliminating Red Tape, Integrating Smart Technology

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – Governors, state officials and other stakeholders will meet in San Francisco later this month as part of the National Governors Association Chair’s Initiative on enhancing the efficiency of U.S. infrastructure.

NGA Chair and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan will lead the summit with fellow Governors Gavin Newsom of California, Steve Bullock of Montana and Bill Lee of Tennessee attending in San Francisco, Jan. 21-22. The sessions will focus on maximizing the value of roads, mass transit systems, seaports, airports and other infrastructure by streamlining project delivery and integrating innovative technologies.

Since announcing his NGA Chair’s Initiative, Infrastructure: Foundation for Success, in July, Gov. Hogan has convened fellow governors and experts in Detroit to review strategies to counter the threat to infrastructure posed by cyberattacks and extreme weather; in Boston to study measures to relieve traffic congestion; and in Australia to explore innovative funding models.

The summit will include two plenary sessions: one to explore opportunities to effectively streamline planning and permitting processes, highlight state actions, and explore what is needed to reduce costly delays to vital infrastructure projects; and another to study innovative practices, highlight state actions, and focus on what governors can do to integrate existing and emerging technologies across energy, water, and transportation infrastructure.

Sessions will be held at the Westin St. Francis, located at 335 Powell St., San Francisco. There will be a site tour of San Francisco Transbay Terminal with Govs. Hogan, Newsom and Bullock.

For questions or to register, members of the media should contact Eric Wohlschlegel at ewohlschlegel@nga.org.

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