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7th Annual Mineta National Transportation Finance Summit: Superior Infrastructure = Economic Success Keynote Address

Brian Kelly, Secretary, California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA)—Keynote

Norman Y. Mineta, Secretary (ret.), U.S. Department of Transportation

Asha Agrawal, Ph.D., Director, Mineta Institute’s National Transportation Finance Center

Grace Crunican, General Manager, Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART)

Steve Heminger, Executive Director, Metropolitan Transportation Division

Tim Rainey, Executive Director, California Workforce Development Board

Karen Philbrick, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mineta Transportation Institute

Congress says that Americans won’t pay more taxes and fees for mobility. Is that true? What exactly are the funding challenges and how are transportation leaders addressing them? At this summit, MTI will present the results of year seven of a national public opinion poll asking more than 1,500 Americans if they would support various tax options for raising federal transportation revenues, including a special focus on understanding support for increasing revenues for public transit. The event will begin with a keynote address by California State Transportation Agency Secretary Brian Kelly, followed by a presentation of survey results by Dr. Asha Agrawal, director of the Mineta Transportation Institute's National Transportation Finance. A panel of experts will then discuss their viewpoints.