National Roundtable on Surface Transportation

pocantico.jpg On February 20 - 22, Regional Plan Association and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy convened 32 transportation, economic development and regional planning practitioners to discuss the future of America's surface transportation policy at the Pocantico Conference Center of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. 

The goal of the roundtable was to develop a strategy for national surface transportation policy in America that can effectively deal with long term trends, such as rapid population growth, demographic change, emerging megaregions, climate change and rising international trade and goods movement. Three briefing papers were prepared in advance of the roundtable on: vision, finance, and legislative strategy, respectively. The papers can be downloaded below. Notes and a summary of the roundtable will be available in the coming weeks on this website.

For Download:

Michael D. Meyer, "Toward a Vision for the Nation's Surface Transportation System: Policies to Transcend Boundaries and Transition to a New Era"

Gary Maring, "Future Financing Options to Meet Highway and Transit Needs."

Mortimer L. Downey III, "Legislative Considerations for Long Term Policy Change."

* The views expressed in the papers do not necessarily reflect those of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.