Transportation Policy Academy

In October 2011, CSG hosted an invitation-only Transportation Policy Academy in Washington, D.C. for a group of 11 state legislators from around the country, many of whom serve in leadership positions on transportation-focused committees in their states. In addition to providing an opportunity for these state leaders to meet with their members of Congress about the future of transportation policy, CSG also invited a group of policy experts, public officials, advocates and observers to speak to the group about the policy landscape, what may lie ahead for states in transportation and what some states are doing in the absence of federal action. In the interest of sharing their insights and expertise with a broader CSG audience, this series of blog posts features extended excerpts from their remarks on a wide variety of transportation policy issues.

CSG Transportation Policy Academy, October 4-6, 2011, Washington, DC

From L to R: Sen. Frank LaRose (OH), Rep. Ed Soliday (IN), Rep. Dan Beiser (IL), Rep. Alice Hausman (MN), Sen. Bill Sample (AR), Rep. Hubert Collins (KY), Sen. James Hammond (ID), Rep. Bob Godfrey (CT). Also attending the academy but not pictured: Rep. Helene Keeley (DE), Sen. Thomas McGee (MA), Sen. Robert Beach (WV).

Policy Academy Speakers:

October 4, 2011 - Keynote Address

Virginia Transportation Secretary Sean Connaughton

October 5, 2011 - Panel Discussion

Brian Pallasch of the American Society of Civil Engineers

Jack Basso of the American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials

Janet Kavinoky of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Jim Kolb, Democratic Staff Director, U.S. House Subcmte. on Highways & Transit

Emil Frankel, Bipartisan Policy Center

Joshua Schank, Eno Transportation Foundation

James Corless, Transportation for America

October 6, 2011 - Morning Speaker

Richard Norment, National Council for Public-Private Partnerships