The new $1.2 trillion federal Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act is a game-changer for the Atlanta region.
It promises a huge influx of funds along with a range of new programs that could help shape our future and speed the adoption of technologies to make our transportation network smarter, better connected, and electric.
What does all this mean for metro Atlanta? How can the region leverage the new federal infrastructure law to make the investments needed to accommodate change? Where is the transportation industry headed in the years to come?
We’ll explore these questions and much more at this year’s Connect ATL Summit, which is powered by the Atlanta Regional Commission and designed for local government officials, transportation experts, and industry leaders.
You won’t want to miss this opportunity to hear from top local and national industry leaders, take a deep dive into the infrastructure law, and explore the rapidly changing transportation technology landscape.
Directions and Parking
The Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center is conveniently located 1/2 mile from either the North Avenue or Midtown MARTA stations. Plentiful bike parking is located within 100 feet of the Conference Center. On-site parking is available via the parking garage connected to the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center. Self-parking is $21 for unlimited in/out access.
For more information, please visit the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center website.
Program of Events
8:00 - 9:00 am - Exhibitors Hall
9:00 - 9:15 am - Grand Ballroom
- Anna Roach, Executive Director, Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC)
- Russell McMurry, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT)
9:15 - 9:45 am - Grand Ballroom
A New Way Forward: Building a Better Future Through Innovation and Investment
- Senator Jon Ossoff, United States Senate
Senator Ossoff will share insights about the historic opportunities afforded to metro Atlanta by the landmark $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act.
9:45 - 10:15 am - Grand Ballroom
How the Federal Infrastructure Act Can Drive Community Transformation
- Nuria Fernandez, Administrator, Federal Transit Administration
The Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act promises to do much more than provide better ways of getting from point A to point B. FTA Administrator Nuria Fernandez will discuss the legislation’s potential to shape our future by creating places that are better connected, more equitable, healthier, safer, and more resilient to climate change.
10:15 - 10:30 am - Exhibitors Hall
10:30 - 11:45 pm - Grand Ballroom
Bringing it Home: Positioning Metro Atlanta to Make the Most of the Infrastructure Act
Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act promises to significantly increase investment in metro Atlanta, but what must the Atlanta region do to fully leverage this opportunity? A panel of local experts will explore the issue from key angles and provide insights about moving the region forward.
- Anna Roach, Executive Director, ARC
- Heather Aquino, Interim Executive Director, SRTA/GRTA/ATL
- Collie Greenwood, Interim General Manager & Chief Operating Officer, MARTA
- Russell McMurry, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Transportation
- Christopher Nunn, Commissioner, Department of Community Affairs
11:55 - 12:00 pm - Grand Ballroom
Presenting Sponsor Message
Morning Wrap-Up and Introduction of Presenting Sponsor
- Mike Alexander, Chief Operating Officer, ARC
- Chris Lindenau, Chief Executive Officer, Fusus
12:00 - 1:00 pm - Dining Room, First Floor
1:00 - 4:00 pm - Conference E
ARC's Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act Resource Room
The Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act is a substantial and complex law. To help you navigate its nuances, we invite you to drop by ARC’s Resource Room any time this afternoon. There, you can:
- Talk one-on-one with ARC experts about the legislation
- Explore funding opportunities using our customized, interactive web toolkit
- Network with regional peers
1:00 - 2:15 pm
2:15 - 2:30 pm - Exhibitors Hall
2:30 - 3:45 pm
Breakout Sessions, Round 2
3:45 - 4:00 pm - Exhibitors Hall