Vibrant communities are built around thriving business centers with affordable, convenient transportation options. New transportation projects and improvements provide the impetus for lively economic development and community growth and nowhere is this clearer than across Virginia.
Join transportation leaders from around the commonwealth and the U.S., Nov. 12 to 14 for a discussion of current issues and the solutions necessary to drive Virginia’s economy forward.
The 2014 Governor’s Transportation Conference returns to its former home at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center. Built in 1882, the Hotel’s stately setting has been polished to include a 63,000 square foot meeting space with state of the art technology.
While the Governor’s conference now moves to different localities annually, the return to Roanoke is highlighted by the opportunity to enjoy the ambience of one of Virginia’s great old hotels.
You are invited to join Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne for this annual forum.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe
Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne
The Roanoke Valley in Virginia’s Blue Ridge is home to more than 300,000 residents, which makes it the largest metropolitan area in western Virginia, and the business, recreational, and cultural hub in Virginia’s Blue Ridge.
Virginia’s Blue Ridge is also an exciting destination that offers a multitude of enthralling attractions and thrilling entertainment, superior fine and cultural arts, inviting farm to table dining, a variety of live music and performance venues and fun and trendy shopping.
The Roanoke Valley’s location provides convenient access by car via scenic roadways from north, south, east, and west; and by air via the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport that is centrally located in the heart of the Roanoke Valley.
In Virginia’s Blue Ridge, there is never a dull moment, whether beginning the day with an exhilarating hike through the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains before the start of a conference, or spending lunch partaking of fine art and fine dining at the Taubman Museum of Art and Table 50.
If transportation history is desired, a quick walk puts incredible artifacts within sight-at the O. Winston Link Museum and the Virginia Museum of Transportation, which are connected by David R. and Susan S. Goode Railwalk that features railroad history complete with railroad bells and whistles.
There are so many ways to make every day a special Blue Ridge Day!