National Roundtable on Surface Transportation - Final Report Now Available

Pocantico%20Papers%20Cover.JPG In February 2007, Regional Plan Association and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy hosted the National Roundtable on Surface Transportation at the Pocantico Conference Center of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. The Roundtable brought together leaders in transportation, land use, and the private sector to explore reform proposal to national transportation policy.

Current transportation legislation at the federal level - SAFETEA-LU of 2005 - expires in September 2009. Policy experts agree that a new policy model is needed to support the nation's growth and competitiveness in the 21st century. A common theme in our discussions was that national transportation policy must support a strong national purpose to overcome the politics of earmarks.

The final report contains discussion papers by Michael Meyer of Georgia Tech, Gary Maring of Cambridge Systematics and Mortimer Downey III, as well as a summary of discussions.