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Straight from the Source: New Paradigms for Federal Transportation Programs during a Time of Scarce Resources

06/27/2013, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
First Speaker:
Join Emil H.
visiting scholar at the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC)
John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, U.S. DOT/Research and Innovative Technology Administration
55 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142
United States
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Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

Emil H. FrankelThe nation’s on-going fiscal challenges and persistent budget deficits have led to stagnating levels of federal surface transportation spending and new questions about federal policies and values. All this is occurring as transportation facilities age, deteriorate, and, in urban areas, suffer continuing conditions of congestion and unreliability.  What policy reforms emerged from MAP-21, and what are likely to be future federal policy trends, in light of these circumstances?

Join Emil H. Frankel, a visiting scholar at the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) in Washington, D.C., and an independent consultant on transportation policy and public management issues, at Volpe for our next Straight from the Source event:

Emil H. Frankel previously served as BPC’s director of transportation policy. BPC, under Frankel’s leadership, issued its report and recommendations, Performance Driven: A New Vision for U.S. Transportation Policy, in June of 2009.

Frankel was Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy of the U.S. Department of Transportation from 2002 to 2005. Appointed by President George W. Bush, Frankel played a key role in the coordination and development of the Administration’s proposal to reauthorize the Federal highway, transit, and highway safety programs. He also provided policy leadership in such areas as intermodal freight transportation, reform of the nation’s intercity passenger rail system, transportation project financing, and the application of information technologies to transportation systems operations. 

Featuring today's thought leaders in transportation, Straight from the Source is an engaging speaker series that enables a stimulating information exchange on emerging and future transportation issues. The transportation community is invited to join the conversation. For further information, please contact Ellen Bell, director of strategic initiatives for research and innovation.