Moving the Region in a New Direction: Innovations & Solutions

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.  This panel discussion continued the day with a focus on cutting edge tools and strategies in transportation policy, management, and technology. Panelists include: Todd Litman, Founder & Executive Director of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute; Hani S. Mahmassani, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northwestern University; and Edward Hamberger, President and CEO of the Association of American Railroads. Moderated by Joseph Schofer.


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.