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Wednesday, August 08, 2012

WTS-DC Joint Event with the Transportation Research Forum and Young Professionals in Transportation

06:30 PM - 08:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

Join fellow WTS-DC, Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT), and Transportation Research Forum (TRF) members and guests for an evening of socializing and discussion on an emerging issue prominent in the MAP-21 debate – freight policy and financing in the United States. Following a reception and light refreshments, three national experts will participate in a conversation about federal freight policy and engage in Q&A with attendees.

Summer Reception & Conversation on Freight Policy

This is the third WTS-DC/YPT/TRF joint summer event.


  • Dr. Sandra Rosenbloom - Director of the Innovation in Infrastructure Program, Urban Institute; Chair of the TRB Executive Committee; TRB International Secretary
  • Jack Basso - Director of Program Finance and Management at AASHTO; Chair of the TRB National Cooperative Freight Research Program


  • Jack Wells - Chief Economic, USDOT (invited)

Dr. Rosenbloom will discuss the recent RAND Research Monograph: A Federal Role in Freight Planning and Finance, of which she is the chief author.

Mr. Basso will discuss the recent NCFRP Report #15, New Dedicated Revenue Mechanisms for Freight Transportation Investment.


5:30–6:15 pm, Social Hour

6:15-7:00 pm, Program


Reason Foundation, 1747 Connecticut Ave., NW, 3rd floor

Near Dupont Circle Metro Station (Street parking may be available, but please note that there is no parking at the building)


$15 for all participants

Please RSVP to WTS-DC no later than 12:00 pm on Monday, August 6


Jointly sponsored by WTS-DC, YPT, and TRF

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