Healthy Communities Task Force

9:30 am

Commission Office
The ACP Building - 8th Floor
190 N. Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106
For directions Call (215) 592-1800
Please Use Sixth Street Entrance



Patty Elkis, Director Division of Planning, DVRPC


Valerie Arkoosh, MD, MPH, Vice-Chair, Montgomery County Board of Commissioners

Alison Riley, Chair, Philadelphia Diesel Difference

Presentations & Panel Discussion

Highway and Diesel Emissions; Actions to Protect our Communities

Moderated by Sean Greene, Senior Transportation Planner, DVRPC

Overview of the Community Assessment of Freeway Exposure and Health Study in Boston

Allison Patton, PhD, Postdoctoral Appointee, Biomedical and Health Sciences, Rutgers University

Freight as a Good Neighbor: Air Quality Improvement

Gerry Coyle, Vice President, Environmental and Sustainable Operations, The Evans Network of Companies

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s Clean Air Strategy

William Nurthen, General Manager, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Questions and Discussion

How can the region plan and invest to support economic activity while improving air quality, public health, and at-risk communities?

Christina Miller, Co-chair of DVRPC’s Healthy Communities Task Force Roundtable

One minute updates

Justin Dula, Co-chair of DVRPC’s Healthy Communities Task Force

Lunch Available

Please stay to network and continue the discussion.