Each spring Columbus Business First recognizes 40 individuals under 40 for their leadership in the public and private sectors throughout Central Ohio. MORPC is proud to have Thea Walsh, MORPC’s Director of Transportation Systems and Funding and Rory McGuiness, MORPC’s Vice Chair and Deputy Director for Administration for the City of Columbus’ Department of Development make the 2017 list.
Thea Walsh is one of the youngest regional transportation directors in the country at a major planning organization. Over the past year, Walsh led a transportation team and assisted in organizing an effort that secured a semi-finalist position for the Midwest Connect project in the Hyperloop One Global Competition. The Midwest Connect Hyperloop corridor is a proposed freight and passenger transportation corridor between Chicago and Pittsburgh via Columbus. Hyperloop technology is a new mode of transportation that moves freight and people quickly, safely, on-demand and direct from origin to destination.
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