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Government

DuPage County to hold public transportation conference

DuPage County will host the John Noel Public Transit Conference featuring speakers from GoMentum Station out of Contra Costa County, Calif., and the Argonne National Laboratory Transportation Research Group.

The conference will be at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 13 at Northern Illinois University’s Naperville Campus, 1120 E. Diehl Road, according to a county news release.

RTA Chairman Kirk Dillard will offer opening remarks. Representatives from Pace Suburban Bus, the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning also will be on hand. Breakfast will be served.

The theme is "Smart Counties/Smart Cities." Speakers will highlight research and testing in high-tech areas impacting transportation, including the GoMentum Station, named one of 10 federally designated automated vehicle proving grounds by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the release stated.

The John Noel Conference annually brings together leaders of the regional public transit providers to share past successes, describe the evolution of public transit services and learn about pertinent topics pertaining to public transit services in DuPage County.

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