Public forum on transportation, economic development

A public forum exploring local transportation investments, economic development, and quality of life issues will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the new Natick Community-Senior Center, 117 East Central St. Richard Davey, secretary of the state’s Department of Transportation, will be a featured speaker at the forum, which is being sponsored by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council and the MetroWest Regional Collaborative. The event will also include presentations and discussions with state Representatives David Linsky and Chris Walsh; Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone; Natick Selectman Joshua Ostroff, and Genzyme Corp. executive Paul Logue. Registration is encouraged; visit www.is.gd/MWRC_transportation .