National Transportation Summit: TRANSPO '07

Charlotte, North Carolina
04 June 2007
Hosted By: the North Carolina Department of Transportation, the US Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administrations, and the Southern Transportation Civil Rights Executive Council

Industry leaders convened at this National Transportation Summit in Charlotte, North Carolina on 4-8 June 2007 to discuss strategic solutions to increase business opportunities for the disadvantaged business community and to expand workforce development initiatives. Participants discussed Business Opportunity and Workforce Development (BOWD), a new program that has been initiated by the Federal Highway Administration's Office of Civil Rights. The Summit also featured a symposium providing technical assistance tools and training sessions. NERA Senior Vice President Dr. Jon Wainwright, who specializes in analyzing the effects of discrimination, presented a training session entitled "Conducting Legally Defensible Disparity Studies."

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