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, and continued the day with this discussion focusing on the urgency of transportation accessibility, connectivity, and mobility issues that are affecting the prosperity and vitality of the Chicago region and the nation.
Panelists include: Robert Puentes, a Scholar Fellow for The Brookings Institution and Author of Taking the High Road: A Metropolitan Agenda for Transportation Reform; Timothy J. Lomax, Research Engineer for the Texas Transportation Institute; and Daniel Murray, Vice President of Research for American Transportation Research Institute. Moderated by MarySue Barrett.
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.