United Way of Saginaw County believes transportation is a vital component in creating a community with members who are healthy, educated and financially stable. On January 28, United Way along with The New Ezekiel Project, Saginaw Community Foundation and other influential local partners brought the 2017 Great Lakes Bay Transportation Summit to action at Saginaw Valley State University.
The summit featured an update on new developments with Saginaw Transit Authority Regional Services (STARS) from Site Manager, Glen Steffens as well as updates from leaders in transportation around the state, such as Jennifer Kalczuk from Grand Rapids' The Rapid, Ed Benning from Flint's MTA and Tom Pimstill from Clare County Transit Authority.
The second half of the program engaged all attendees for feedback and to discuss ideas for 2017. Staff member, Kayla Petz (featured below) facilitated the breakout session for Social Service providers and clients. Information from the breakout sessions will help to define the direction for community transportation initiatives.