Transportation Policy Academy 2013 - DC - Meeting Archive
Ten state legislators from around the country, many of them transportation committee chairs or vice chairs in their respective states, attended the invitation-only CSG Transportation Policy Academy October 28-30, 2013 in Washington, DC. The event included a panel discussion on the transportation funding packages approved this year in Maryland and Virginia. Attendees met with members of Congress and officials at the U.S. Department of Transportation. They toured transportation projects in Maryland and got a briefing on vehicle-to-vehicle technology at Toyota's Government Affairs office. In addition, the group took part in a transportation policy roundtable that included stakeholders and experts from the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Eno Center for Transportation, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, the Bipartisan Policy Center, Transportation for America and ITS America. The discussion focused on such topics as the state of the nation's infrastructure, the federal role in transportation, the role of the business community in encouraging infrastructure investment, the chances for a new federal surface transportation bill and the future of transportation funding and the federal-state-local partnership on transportation. This page includes links to additional pages highlighting various portions of the policy academy and including extended remarks from speakers, additional resources and further reading.
Pictured from L to R on October 30 at U.S. Department of Transportation: Sen. Tod Bowman (D-IA), Rep. Dave Hinson (R-MO), Rep. Rick Gray (R-AZ), Rep. Peggy Wilson (R-AK), Sen. Thomas McGee (D-MA), Rep. Ed DeLaney (D-IN), Rep. Frank Hornstein (DFL-MN), Del. Joe May (R-VA) and Rep. Leslie Combs (D-KY). Also attending the policy academy but not pictured: Rep. Linda Harper-Brown (R-TX).
CSG Transportation Policy Academy
Washington, DC, October 28-30, 2013
Monday, October 28
Presentations on Takoma Park/Langley Transit Facility, Purple Line light-rail project public-private partnership, transit-oriented development in Montgomery County and the financing and operation of the Intercounty Connector toll road.
Tuesday, October 29
Transportation Policy Roundtable
Topic: ASCE’s 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure
Topic: The Federal Role in Transportation
Topic: Transportation Investment & the Business Community
Topic: State Transportation Funding
Part 7: Panel Discussion with Emil Frankel, Bipartisan Policy Center, Visiting Scholar; Sarah Kline, Transportation for America, Research Director and Paul Feenstra, ITS America, Senior VP for Government & External Affairs
Topic: Future of Federal-State-Local Partnership on Transportation
Part 8:Luncheon Event at Toyota Government Affairs Office with Hillary Cain, Toyota, National Mgr. for Innovation & Technology Policy, and Scott Belcher, ITS America, President & CEO
Topic: Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication
Wednesday, October 30
Speakers: Del. William Howell (R-VA), Speaker of the House
Matt Strader, Asst. Secretary of Transportation, Commonwealth of Virginia
Del. Kumar Barve (D-MD), Majority Leader
Bruce Gartner, Asst. Secretary for Transportation Policy & Freight, Maryland
Speakers: Polly Trottenberg, Under Secretary for Policy
Beth Osborne, Deputy Asst. Secretary for Transportation Policy
Dana Gresham, Asst. Secretary for Governmental Affairs
Joanna Turner, Deputy Asst. Secretary for Governmental Affairs
CSG thanks the American Society of Civil Engineers, Nissan and Toyota for their support of this policy academy.
Thanks also to the Maryland Department of Transportation for program assistance.