Maricopa City Councilmember Vincent Manfredi was elected in January to the executive board of the Rural Transportation Advocacy Council.
He will represent the city as a Central Arizona Governments (CAG) alternate to the council, which was established in 2001 to protect and promote rural and small metropolitan transportation interests.
Its executive board, which includes elected representatives from each member Council of Government and Metropolitan Planning Organization, meets monthly to discuss transportation issues.
“With important projects like the 347 and the East-West Corridor, it’s important for us to have someone on RTAC that can advocate, not only for the whole region, but also for Maricopa,” Manfredi said. Those two projects are particularly important to the city and its future growth.
“Without expansion of the 347, it’s hard to foresee growth the way we want it to happen,” he said.
Members of the RTAC executive board and transportation experts from around the state will get the opportunity to learn more about related projects and issues in Maricopa during the AZ Rural Transportation Summit 22nd annual conference from Oct. 14 to 16 at Harrah’s Ak Chin Hotel and Casino in the city. The gathering will be hosted by CAG and the Sun Corridor Metropolitan Planning Organization.
Vincent Manfredi is minority owner of InMaricopa.