Indianapolis Hopes to Apply Transit Lessons from Denver
A group of 60 Indianapolis business and civic leaders recently visited Denver, CO on the 2008 Leadership Exchange, a new intercity visit program launched by the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce.
Mass transit and transit oriented development were two primary topics examined on the group's inaugural Leadership Exchange trip to Denver. The group was particularly interested in studying the regional approach to transit adopted to plan and finance Denver's FasTracks system. FasTracks is the Denver region's 12-year comprehensive plan to build and operate high-speed rail lines, expand bus service and build new park-n-Rides to efficiently move greater Denver's 2.5 million residents across the region.
To read more about the Indianapolis Chamber's 2008 Leadership Exchange and see what Chamber President Roland Dorson has to say about regional cooperation, click HERE.
Intercity visits are a great way to drive public debate about important issues like transit, education, workforce housing and downtown development. They bring your community leaders together to experience first hand how another city is addressing similar issues.
If you are interested to learn how an intercity visit program similar to the Indianapolis Chamber's 2008 Leadership Exchange can become a hallmark event for your chamber, visit www.acce.org/icv. There you will find a wealth of resources about intercity visits including sample budgets, itineraries and marketing materials. If you'd like a complementary copy of ACCE's A Guide to Intercity Visits call or email Ian Scott at (703) 998-3530 or firstname.lastname@example.org.