Moving People, Practically Speaking - Public Program

Moving People, Practically Speaking - Public Program

Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 6:30pm

The budget crisis and ongoing policy debates in Washington, D.C. have a profound impact on state and local governments and citizens. In this climate of gridlock and partisanship, how do politicians and policy experts create and implement a transportation strategy for the 21st century? Practically speaking, it’s a matter of federalism. David B. Thornburgh, executive director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government, leads a conversation with the following panelists about the budget and policy decisions that affect how people and goods move throughout the country.

James Simpson, Commissioner, NJ Department of Transportation
Joshua Schank, President & CEO, Eno Transportation Foundation and former Transportation Policy Advisor to Senator Hillary Clinton
Dr. Martin Wachs, Professor at UC Berkeley and member of the Advisory Committee on Research and Development for the California Department of Transportation
Jack Basso, COO, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

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The National Constitution Center and Fels are partnering on a series of public conversations beginning with this kick-off event.

The “Practically Speaking” program series honors Fels’ 75th anniversary and is generously supported by David Seltzer WG '76 and Poor Richard's Charitable Trust.


National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States
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