Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Durham Chamber to host N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Tony Tata

The Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce and its Transportation Committee will host N. C. Department of Transportation Secretary Tony Tata on Tuesday, September 24 from noon to 1:30 at the Durham Convention Center. This event is open to Chamber members and the public. Seating is limited and registration is required.
Secretary Tony Tata will discuss the future of transportation in North Carolina along with infrastructure development, multimodal transport, the impact of transit on economic development initiatives and how we as a State continue to prioritize transit issues during a time when budgets are being cut. 

Tata was appointed Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Transportation by Governor Pat McCrory in January 2013. Tata, who retired from the U.S. Army as a brigadier general, brings to his position more than three decades of public service as a military officer and public school system leader. He has a history of successfully leading and transforming large, complex organizations with vast responsibilities. Most recently, he served as the Superintendent of Wake County Public School System, leading the state’s largest school district of 18,000 employees and 150,000 students.

Registration is available at online (select the Calendar of Events). For questions, please contact Sheena Johnson Cooper at 919.328.8722 or email

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