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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

July Lunch Program Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21)

11:30 AM - 01:00 PM Pacific Standard Time

We are pleased to be welcoming Kiana Buss, a Senior Legislative Analyst at California State Association of Counties, to discuss the latest developments of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21).

To attend, register here by Friday, July 19

Contact Meggie Elledge, meggiee@quincyeng.com, if you encounter any problems with registering.



Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21)

MAP-21, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (P.L. 112-141), was signed into law by President Obama on July 6, 2012. Funding surface transportation programs at over $105 billion for fiscal years (FY) 2013 and 2014, MAP-21 is the first long-term highway authorization enacted since 2005.

"This is a good, bipartisan bill that will create jobs, strengthen our transportation system and grow our economy. It builds on our aggressive safety efforts, including our fight against distracted driving and our push to improve transit and motor carrier safety. The bill also provides states and communities with two years of steady funding to build the roads, bridges and transit systems they need. We look forward to working with Congress, states and local communities to put this bill to work quickly and effectively." - Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood

While MAP-21 is a milestone for the U.S. economy and the Nation's surface transportation program, it has made changes to many of the programs that we in the transportation industry have known for so long. MAP-21 consolidates the number of Federal programs by two-thirds, from about 90 programs down to less than 30, to focus resources on key national goals and reduce duplicative programs. Come learn more about MAP 21 including how some of the programs of old are being affected by the Act, and get some insights into the future of MAP 21.

About our Speaker:

Kiana Buss is a Senior Legislative Analyst for Housing, Land Use, and Transportation for the California State Association of Counties.

Ms. Buss received her MA in Public Policy and Administration from the California State University Sacramento and a BA in Political Science from California State University Chico.


11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Registration/Mingling/Lunch Served
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Speaker Presentation
12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Q & A

Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) Board Room
1415 L Street, Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95814

COST: Free for WTS Members, $15 for Non-Members. Payment due by cash, check, or credit card at the door. There is a $0.50 surcharge for every $15 credit card transaction.

All no-shows will be charged a fee of $15

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