Because being there is what's most important, WPC's Center for Transportation researches and analyzes the best practices for relieving traffic congestion by recapturing a vision of a system based on freedom of movement.
The conference will be attended by policy makers, elected officials, and business leaders and consist of a breakfast speaker, then breakout sessions in the morning, featuring local and national experts, on the following policy topics:
WPC's Center for Transportation is pleased to co-present this regional transportation discussion. The full-day conference and summit on September 7th is part of Seattle's Next Fifty celebration that will look to the future of transportation, with a conference focusing on the market and technological transformations that will move us beyond oil. Speakers and exhibits will discuss how advances in batteries, information technology, communications, lightweight materials and electric vehicles are enabling safer, faster, more affordable and greener transportation.
520 tolling update from Craig Stone, director of WSOT's tolling division:
(view Stone's PowerPoint presentation here)
Wendell Cox on 'Smart growth' and transportation planning:
(view Cox's PowerPoint presentation here)
2011 Transportation Policy Conference: Tolling, Freight Mobility, and Washington State's Infrastructure Needs
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Co-sponsored by the Reason Foundation, Washington Policy Center, Pacific Research Institute, Heritage Foundation, Competitive Enterprise Institute and others, this conference features dozens of distinguished speakers and tackles critical issues affecting you and your state. Michael Ennis, WPC's Transportation Center Director, will be speaking at the conference. Click here for the draft agenda. The American Dream is still possible, and cities of the future can be built on the foundation of freedom! If you're looking for market-oriented solutions to these and other urban problems, this is the conference for you!
Michael Ennis was the key note speaker discussing Five Principles of Responsible Transportation Policy. He also moderated a panel on transportation issues.
WPC’s Transportation dinner was a huge success. We heard from Dr. Samuel Staley, Urban Policy Director for Reason Foundation. Dr. Staley gave an enlightening presentation on how traffic relief can increase opportunity circles and improve business productivity, which is especially important in a globally competitive market. Dr. Staley also provided three broad solutions for Washington policymakers to fix traffic: manage the system more efficiently, build more capacity and redesign the transportation network.
Washington Policy Center held a private reception with WPC board members and other key supporters on Thursday, March 26th in Bellevue. WPC’s research center directors discussed the issues being debated in Olympia as we entered the homestretch of our state’s Legislative Session. Topics included the state budget shortfall, transportation, small business issues, education and the environment.
Watch the videos:
Introduction by WPC President Dann Mead Smith
During this lunch event each center's research director gave an overview of our latest research and analysis on the key issues facing legislators this Session.