Tackling state transportation policy during and after COVID
Please join us on Wednesday, February 17th at 12PM PST/3PM EST for a special webinar designed for legislators and state think tanks. National and state transportation experts will share big ideas, simple recommendations, and a path forward on state transportation policy both during and after the COVID recovery. This is a great opportunity for questions and discussion with national and state experts who can offer ideas on how you can advance free-market transportation policies in your state that promote innovation, increase mobility, and spur economic growth.
What you can expect:
The current pandemic has introduced unprecedented uncertainty into everyday transportation operations and long-term transportation planning. Travelers have drastically reduced commuting and their use of crowded, shared-transportation modes, including mass transit. It is unclear when—or if—travel will return to past trends or whether this “new normal” will persist indefinitely.
Transportation and COVID-19: A State Guide to Policy and Priorities, on which this webinar is based, can help. Authored by Bob Poole, Baruch Feigenbaum, Marc Scribner, Mariya Frost, Randal O’Toole, and Wendell Cox – this concise, easy-to-use guide aims to help guide state legislators and state-based policy organizations as they navigate transportation policy decisions.
During the webinar, you can expect a brief overview of each chapter, covering:
- the importance of utilizing public-private partnerships;
- reinventing public transit;
- reducing Amtrak subsidies;
- strengthening the users-pay principle;
- considering the role of working from home;
- prioritizing the resilience of highways; and
- encouraging a permissive regulatory environment for future mobility.
We hope you are able to join us to learn more about how you can be effective in promoting innovation and free-market ideas in transportation policy in your state.