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Randal O'Toole: Romance of the Rails

Georgia Public Policy Foundation

Thursday, February 7, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 1:15 PM (EST)

Randal O'Toole: Romance of the Rails

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General Admission Feb 7, 2019 $35.00 $2.82

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Join the Georgia Public Policy Foundation for "Romance of the Rails," a noon Policy Briefing Luncheon keynoted by Randal O'Toole on Thursday, February 7, at The Metropolitan Club in Alpharetta.

O'Toole, a Cato Institute Senior Fellow working on urban growth, public land and transportation issues, will discuss his latest book, "Romance of the Rails: Why the Passenger Trains We Love Are Not the Transportation We Need."

About Randal O'Toole: O’Toole’s research on national forest management, culminating in his 1988 book, "Reforming the Forest Service," had a major influence on U.S. Forest Service policy and on-the-ground management. His analysis of urban land-use and transportation issues, brought together in his 2001 book, "The Vanishing Automobile and Other Urban Myths," influenced decisions in cities across the country. In his book, "The Best-Laid Plans," O’Toole calls for repealing federal, state, and local planning laws and proposes reforms that can help solve social and environmental problems without heavy-handed government regulation.

O’Toole is the author of numerous Cato papers. He has written articles for Regulation magazine as well as op-eds and articles for numerous other national journals and newspapers. He travels extensively and has spoken about free-market environmental issues in dozens of cities. The Oregon native and resident was educated in forestry at Oregon State University and in economics at the University of Oregon.

This event, which is open to the public, is $35 to attend and includes lunch. Registration is required; the deadline to register is Tuesday, February 5. Register at Eventbrite or send your check for $35 per attendee (memo: “O’Toole Event”) to Georgia Public Policy Foundation, 3200 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Suite 214, Atlanta, GA 30339.

Questions? Email or call Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050.

Media who wish to attend must contact Benita Dodd.

What: “Romance of the Rails,” a Policy Briefing Luncheon
Who: Randal O’Toole
When: Noon, Thursday February 7, 2019 (Registration, networking begin at 11:30 a.m.)
Where: The Metropolitan Club, 5895 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30005
Attire: Business, business casual

About the Georgia Public Policy Foundation: Established in 1991, the Foundation is an independent, state-focused think tank that proposes market-oriented approaches to public policy to improve the lives of Georgians. Regular events include Leadership Breakfasts and Policy Briefing Luncheons. Follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter at The Foundation has been ranked in the Global Go-To Think Tank Index as one of the “Best Independent Think Tanks.”

Have questions about Randal O'Toole: Romance of the Rails? Contact Georgia Public Policy Foundation

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The Metropolitan Club
5895 Windward Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30005

Thursday, February 7, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 1:15 PM (EST)

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