Lehigh Valley celebrates National Transportation Week

The Traffic Club, Lehigh Valley Planning Commssion, and Chamber of Commerce came together on May 17th to put on our annual Transportation Forum in honor of National Transportation Week.  We were back at Mack Trucks this year and enjoyed their brand new customer and conference center.  This year's theme looked to the future with an eye on the impact of autonomous and alternate fuel vehicles will have on transportation.  There were panels of local and regional experts discussing the role each will play within our industries with the consensus being the technology is on its way faster than originally anticipated.

The Traffic Club also awarded our annual scholarships to two new deserving students, Gabrielle Lapointe of Bethlehem, and Caitlin Cunningham of Schwenksville.  Gabrielle received the James Fritchey Memorial Scholarship, and Caitlin the Art Donohue Memorial Scholarship, both in honor of past presidents of the Club who were influentional in our growth.  Many thanks to past president Bill Fritchey for presenting the awards again this year.

New conference center at Mack Trucks Allentown facility

Gabrielle Lapointe receives the 2018 James Fritchey Award

Caitlin Cunningham receives the 2018 Art Donohue Award

This year's award winners and their families

Roger Cohen of PennDot discusses alternative fuel vehicles