Moving the Region in a New Direction: Best Practices

October 15, 2007

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The picture of our region's transportation system can't seem to get any worse, but it will - unless decision makers put an end to the business-as-usual approach to planning and funding transportation investments. Listen in as decision makers connect with global, national and regional transportation experts as part of "Moving the Region in a New Direction: the Inaugural William O. Lipinski Symposium on Transportation Policy," a day-long forum, co-sponsored by McCormick Tribune Foundation, Metropolitan Planning Council, and Northwestern University. Participants aimed to build consensus on new ways to plan, manage and finance metropolitan Chicago's transportation network in the coming decades. 
 
Speakers as part of this panel cover new approaches to financing and managing transportation systems including public-private partnerships for transit, vehicle mileage fees, and congestion pricing.  They focus on proven strategies for creating a balanced and sustainable transportation system for a world class region. Panelists include: David B. Horner, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy for the U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, DC (note: these remarks are omitted from this recording - denied permission); James Whitty, Manager of the Office of Innovative Partnerships and Alternative Funding for the Orgeon Department of Transportation, Salem, OR; and Gunnar Söderholm, Director of Sweden's Congestion Charging Program in Stockholm. Moderated by Michael McLaughlin.



Other events recorded as part of this symposium include:
Moving the Region in a New Direction: Opening Remarks
Moving the Region in a New Direction: Dimensions of the Problem
Moving the Region in a New Direction: Best Practices
Moving the Region in a New Direction: James Oberstar
Moving the Region in a New Direction: Innovations & Solutions
Moving the Region in a New Direction: Making It Work in Chicagoland

 

Recorded Monday, October 15, 2007 at W Hotel.