The Future of Transportation Finance: Who Will Pay? A Forum Hosted by James L. Oberstar
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM (CDT)
The Future of Transportation Finance:
Who Will Pay?
A Forum Hosted by James L. Oberstar
As gas prices rise and vehicles become more fuel efficient, gas tax revenues have not kept up with funding requirements for the nation's transportation system. The question is who will pay to maintain and make necessary improvements in the nation's transportation system in the future? Congress and the Administration are currently stymied on the transportation funding problem, and states are struggling to find new funding solutions. James L. Oberstar, Member of Congress (1975 to 2011) and Chair of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (2007 to 2011), will host a forum to discuss the future of transportation funding and who will pay. The speakers will discuss what should be the basic principles for funding transportation, how we do it now, and how we should do it in the future. The forum will include a participant discussion led by Mr. Oberstar.
Host: James L. Oberstar
Jack Basso, Chief Operating Officer, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
Matthew Rose, Chairman and CEO, BNSF Railway Co.
Stephen Lockwood, Senior VP, PB Consult, Parsons Brinckerhoff
James Whitty, Manager, Office of Innovative Partnerships and Alternative Funding, Oregon Department of Transportation
Tom Sorel, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Janet Kavinoky, Executive Director, Transportation & Infrastructure, US Chamber of Commerce
Bill Goins, Worldwide Account Manager, FedEx Services
John Hausladen, President and CEO, Minnesota Truckers Association
Margaret Donahoe, Executive Director, Minnesota Transportation Alliance
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