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Insight Series: The Green Line- City of Calgary
December 13, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Join The Van Horne Institute on December 13, 2017 for an Insight Series lunch, followed by a presentation on the Green Line by Michael Thompson, City of Calgary.
Green Line’s vision is to create a transit service that improves mobility in existing and new communities in north and southeast Calgary, connecting people and places, and enhancing the quality of life in the city. It will be Calgary’s next light rail transit (LRT) line and one of the highest public transit infrastructure priorities for the city. The Green Line is designed to be both a transit system and a platform for development and City Shaping; it will provide efficient service and connections to destinations throughout the city, and areas where people can live affordably with access to amenities, services and sustainable mobility options.
About our Keynote
Michael Thompson P.Eng., MBA, is the recently appointed Director of the Green Line for the City of Calgary. Michael joined The City in 2014 as the Director of Transportation Infrastructure, overseeing the City of Calgary’s $400M per year capital program for transportation project delivery. Prior to joining the City of Calgary he worked for a major engineering consulting firm, delivering transportation projects from inception through to operation. His background includes major transit, interchange, and freeway projects. Michael’s leadership of Transportation Infrastructure has demonstrated his collaborative leadership style, and has resulted in a high level of confidence from senior officials to deliver this exciting mega project for Calgary.
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