Consequences of Underinvesting in Transportation: The Need for Sustainable Solutions

Date: 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Time: 

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Venue: 

Bipartisan Policy Center

Address: 

1225 Eye St. NW
Suite 1000
Washington
DC
20005

Attached files:

Event Recap: Absent Programmatic Reforms, Cutting Federal Transportation Funds is Shortsighted

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) and the Eno Center for Transportation released their co-authored report, The Consequences of Reduced Federal Transportation Investment, outlining the foreseeable consequences of reductions in federal surface transportation funding. Focusing on the likely impacts of a 35 percent reduction in federal surface transportation funding by state agencies and transit authorities, the report emphasizes the need to institute a sustainable stream of transportation revenues and investment resources.

The presentation of the report was followed by a panel discussion of top experts from government and the transportation sector, who discussed the consequences of Congress' failure to address the issue of sustainable funding in the recently enacted MAP-21 as well as possible methods for establishing long term financial resources for transportation.

Read the press release here.

Report: The Consequences of Reduced Federal Transportation Investment

Presentation of co-authored BPC and Eno report, The Consequences of Reduced Federal Transportation Investment, by

Emil FrankelVisiting Scholar, Bipartisan Policy Center

Joshua SchankPresident and CEO, Eno Center for Transportation

Panel Discussion moderated by

Nicholas TurnerManaging Director, The Rockefeller Foundation

Featuring

Ryan AlexanderPresident, Taxpayers for a Common Sense

Jack BassoDirector of Program Finance and Management, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO); Former Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs, U.S. Department of Transportation

Shin-pei TsayDirector of Cities and Transportation, Energy and Climate Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace


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