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Councilor Kim Rafferty To Take Part in National Conference of State Transportation Specialists

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                    Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Contact: Brittany Sharp

Phone: 205-721-5369

brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov

BIRMINGHAM, AL- The National Conference of State Transportation Specialists (NCSTS) is now underway and Birmingham City Councilor Kim Rafferty is front and center to engage the national regulatory sector on how to integrate transportation network companies (TNC’s) into the current on demand – for hire transportation industry.

“I am very excited about the opportunity to share my experience, reviewing the positives and negatives learned and challenging both the TNC leaders as well as regulatory agencies to be more proactive and creative in addressing this new concept of public transportation without compromising public safety and accountability,” Councilor Rafferty said. “Evolution of the industry as a whole is critical to the growth and success of our region in hosting national and international events. As we prepare to host large crowds such as those that will be a part of the 2021 World Games, it is vital that we look at new means of transportation to accommodate all of the expected visitors to our city.”

In addition to the 2021 World Games, the City of Birmingham will also play host to the Southeast U.S./Japan Association Conference (SEUS) taking place in November of this year, and the Neighborhood USA Conference taking place in 2018.

About The National Conference of State Transportation Specialists (NCSTS)

Established in 1959, The National Conference of State Transportation Specialists (NCSTS) is a non-profit organization founded in 1959. Its members consists of state agencies and partners involved in transportation safety, insurance and consumer protection that promotes uniform, effective and fair laws in the public interest by providing representation and a forum for communication and education.

The conference holds a mid-year annual conference for all members and a winter meeting to plan the annual conference and attend to other organization business.

For media inquiries please contact Birmingham City Council Director of Public Information, Brittany Sharp at 205.721.5369 or brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov.