Host: Washington Policy Center. On June 17th, Washington Policy Center (WPC) will hold its Annual Center for Transportation Event. Last year’s event sold out, so be sure not to miss this year’s breakfast featuring a keynote address by Ronald D. Utt, Ph.D, a well known national transportation and economics expert and Senior Research Fellow with The Heritage Foundation. He will focus on congestion relief and how Washington can improve. Dr. Utt will discuss model legislation considered in other states across the country that prioritizes traffic relief when spending transportation taxes. Through a performance based program, our state might benefit from a similar strategy. Dr. Utt is the author of several transportation studies including, “More Transportation Spending: False Promises of Prosperity and Job Creation,” and “Restoring Regional Equity to the Federal Highway Trust Fund.” Dr. Utt served as Director of the Housing Finance Division at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, was Senior Economist at the Office of Management and Budget, and Associate Chief Economist of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Michael Ennis, Center for Transportation Director, will give a brief update on recent studies published by WPC, including 5 Principles of Responsible Transportation Policy, results from WPC’s statewide Traffic Congestion Poll and The Facts on Light Rail: A Comparative Analysis of Light Rail in Six West Coast Cities.
Official Website: http://www.washingtonpolicy.org/events/trans_2008.html
Added by insideronline on June 2, 2008