Gov. Bob McDonnell will host his second annual transportation conference next week in Norfolk.

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell(R) (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post)

“With our nearly $4 billion transportation plan advanced by the General Assembly earlier this year, the public and private sector are working together to make critical investments in Virginia’s roads, rail, transit, port, aviation and spaceport,” McDonnell said. “These investments will chart Virginia’s future, benefiting commuters and creating jobs, economic development and enhancing the commonwealth’s competitive edge in the global economy.”

McDonnell will speak Dec. 8. The full agenda and registration can be found at: .

The conference will also feature sessions on:

·         Projects of statewide and regional significance

·         Launching the future from Virginia’s commercial spaceport

·         The importance of multimodal transportation to Virginia’s global competitiveness

·         Creating connections through transportation choices

·         DMV as a gateway to service

·         Advancing the transportation program through VDOT’s new business plan

·         Virginia’s global aviation access

·         Alternative fuel infrastructure in Virginia

·         2012 transportation funding and legislative initiatives

 The conference, entitled “The Gateway to the World,” will be held Dec. 7-9 at the Norfolk Waterside Marriot Hotel.