ADVISORY: The Future of Transportation Technology and System Finance

Contact: Katie Peters
Phone: 202.741.6285

Washington, D.C. – On Friday, July 11, the Center for American Progress will host a conversation to discuss how new vehicle technology platforms might affect privacy, roadway congestion, safety, and the federal government’s changing role in transportation infrastructure.

Proposed vehicle technology platforms would allow states and the federal government to charge drivers for every mile they drive rather than how much fuel they consume. Nationwide, 117,000 active highway and public transportation projects and 700,000 workers rely on funding from the Highway Trust Fund. Yet the U.S. Department of Transportation projects that the fund will run out of money in late July 2014. Since 2008, Congress has backfilled the fund with $54 billion in general tax revenues with another $170 billion needed in order to keep the fund solvent over the next 10 years.


Keynote Speaker:

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)

Featured speakers
Robert D. Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Leo McCloskey, Senior Vice President for Technical Programs, Intelligent Transportation Society of America , or ITS America
Colin F. Peppard, Policy Advisor for Transportation and Infrastructure, Office of Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE)
Joshua L. Schank, President and CEO, Eno Center for Transportation

Moderated by:
Kevin DeGood, Director of Infrastructure Policy, Center for American Progress


July 11, 2014

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Coffee will be served at 9:30 a.m


Center for American Progress

1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor

Washington, D.C. 20005

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