Metropolitan regions are the economic engines of our nation and public transit is the machinery that enables the largest metropolitan areas to function, compete effectively for employers and labor, and foster innovation. The ability of transit organizations to respond to changing and expanding demands varies across the industry and is shaped to a large extent by individual governance and organizational structures.
Introduction by Norman Y. Mineta, U.S. Secretary of Transportation (retired) Keynote Address by Therese McMillan, Federal Transit Deputy Administrator Asha Weinstein Agrawal, Director, MTI National Transportation Finance CenterRead more »
Toyota is known for creativity and a commitment to sustainable development, but is it enough in today's ultra-competitive globalized car industry? Come hear the unique perspective of industry veteran Lentz, who launched the innovative Scion brand in 2001, on what automakers are doing to ensure vehicles are a benefit, not a burden, to society and what future designs may be on the horizon. Read more »
Brien A. Seeley, M.D.; President, Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency, Inc.
In the second century of flight, small, two-seat aircrafts that achieve 100 mpg on renewable energy and are immune to gridlock will offer trip speeds of over 100 mph. Seeley will explain how these NASA-inspired PAVs (personal air vehicles) can be a safe, planet-friendly solution to our transportation needs.
This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on May 27, 2009.