Event: Getting Infrastructure Going

St_Anthony_Falls_35W_Bridge_construction.JPGBig transportation and other infrastructure projects typically take many years to complete, in part because of delays in the environmental review process. Regional Plan Association, the Eno Center for Transportation and the Bipartisan Policy Center will hold a policy discussion on Thursday, June 28, in Washington, D.C., to address the issue. Register here.

The increasing delay of major transportation and other infrastructure projects in the U.S. is not only frustrating, but expensive. As more projects are delayed, the public's trust in government to deliver major projects also is eroding, making it more difficult to gain approval for work that modernize our transportation system and meet the needs of a 21st century economy.

On June 28, a panel of federal and local transportation officials and experts in transportation policy and environmental regulatory review will discuss ways to expedite project delivery in transportation, from the environmental review process to procurement to construction. Panelists will respond to a new paper by Regional Plan Association that discusses best practices in expediting the environmental review process while still achieving strong environmental protections. This timely discussion comes as the congressional conference committee on the surface transportation bill reconciles various proposals for environmental streamlining and expedited project delivery.

The event is sponsored by the Bipartisan Policy Center, the Eno Center for Transportation and the Regional Plan Association.

Event details

Date: Thursday, June 28
Time: 9:30 - 11:30 am
Address: Bipartisan Policy Center
Venue: 1225 Eye St. NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20005
Register here

Agenda:
Presentation of Regional Plan Association's new research
Petra Todorovich
Director of America 2050, Regional Plan Association

Panel discussion featuring
Roy KienitzFormer Under Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of Transportation

Will Kempton, CEO, Orange County Transportation Authority

Diana Mendes, Senior Vice President and Director of Strategic Investments, Transportation: AECOM

Dr. T. Peter Ruane, President and CEO, American Road and Transportation Builders Association

Jim Tripp, General Counsel, Environmental Defense Fund

Moderated by: Megan McArdle

The event is in partnership with the Bipartisan Policy Center and the Eno Center for Transportation, with additional support provided by AECOM and the Northeast Maglev.