Driving for Dollars: The history and future of the federal-state-regional transportation partnership

2012 National Leadership Conference

CSG Transportation Policy Task Force
Transportation's Uncertain Future: Politics, Roads & High-Speed Rail
May 18, 2012

Finance at the state and federal levels and alternatives to the gas tax are two major topics in the transportation discussion. In addition, as high-speed rail is put on the backburner elsewhere, the dream is still alive in California. This session focused on how infrastruture investment can impact the road construction industry and a company like UPS. Speakers also discussed what California has planned in high-speed rail and what it could mean for the rest of the country.

Presentation by Brian D. Taylor, Ph.D., UCLA Professor of Urban Planning & Director, Institute of Transportation Studies

Driving for Dollars: The history and future of the federal-state-regional transportation partnership

Brian D. Taylor

Brian D. Taylor is a professor of Urban Planning at the University of California, Los Angeles. He directs the Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies and the Institute of Transportation Studies at UCLA. His research centers on transportation policy and planning, including travel behavior and the politics of transportation finance. It explores how society pays for transportation systems and how these systems in turn serve the needs of people who—because of low income, disability, location or age—have lower levels of mobility. Taylor has a Ph.D. in urban planning and a Bachelor’s in geography from UCLA, as well as Master’s degrees in city and regional planning and civil engineering from UC Berkeley. Back to speakers.