Past Event

U.S. Transportation Infrastructure: Buying the Future

Fri, Jun 24 2011 - 9:00am

From Point A to Point B: Fixing U.S. Transportation Systems

Steve Heminger, Executive Director, SF Regional Metropolitan Transportation Commission
John Horsley, Executive Director, American Association of Highway and Transportation Officials
Michael J. Scanlon, General Manager and CEO, San Mateo County Transit District; Executive Director, Caltrain
Asha Weinstein Agrawal, MTI National Transportation Center Finance Director
Polly Trottenberg, Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy at the U.S. Department of Transportation - Keynote Speaker
Mortimer Downey, Chair of the MTI Board of Trustees; Former Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation -  Moderator

If you have ever been stuck in traffic on the Bay Bridge, late to meetings, or have had a ruined weekend because you couldn’t make it to a destination in time, you know that California suffers from a major transportation infrastructure problem. From pot holes jarring people’s necks and backs, to bridges collapsing nationwide, thousands of commuters are being affected every day by America’s inadequate and faltering transportation infrastructure system.  At the upcoming FREE Commonwealth Club transportation infrastructure summit, experts will examine what can and must be done to ameliorate this dire situation. U.S. Department of Transportation Undersecretary for Policy Trottenberg will headline a panel of national transportation leaders to explore solutions to this serious crisis. Trottenberg works toward implementing the president’s priorities for transportation including safety and creating jobs. The DOT employs more than 55,000 employees with a $70 billion budget that oversees air, maritime and surface transportation missions. For 12 years she worked extensively on transportation, public works, energy and environmental issues in the U.S. Senate, for Senators Barbara Boxer, Charles Schumer and Daniel Patrick Moynahan.

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 8:30 a.m. check-in and continental breakfast, 9-10:30 a.m. program, 10:30-11:30 a.m. keynote speech by Polly Trottenberg
Cost:  FREE
Also know:
 Underwritten by the Mineta Transportation Institute