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Section 1: Technical Issue Papers

Analysis of the Current Status of System

2006 C&P Findings: Highway Conditions and Performance (Paper 2A-01)
2006 C&P Findings: Transit Conditions and Performance (Paper 2B-01)
Highway and Transit Conditions and Performance: Beyond the 2006 C&P Report (Paper 2C-01)
Conditions and Performance of the Freight Rail System (Paper 2D-01)
Conditions and Performance of the Intercity Passenger Rail System (Paper 2D-02)
Conditions and Performance of Other Components of the Surface Transportation System (Paper 2E-01)
 

Analysis of Baseline Revenues and System Needs

2006 C&P Findings: Highway and Bridge Finance (Paper 3A-01)
2006 C&P Findings: Current Transit Funding (Paper 3B-01)
2006 C&P Findings: Future Highway Investment Needs (Paper 3C-01)
2006 C&P Findings: Future Investment Needs on the National Highway System and the Interstate System (Paper 3C-02)
2006 C&P Findings: Future Transit Investment Needs (Paper 3D-01)
2006 C&P Findings: Impact of Alternative Assumptions on Future Highway and Transit Needs (Paper 3E-01)
Highway and Transit Funding Information Supplemental to the 2006 C&P (Paper 3F-01)
Baseline Highway Needs Assessment (Paper 3G-01)
Baseline Highway Needs Assessment: Additional Benchmarks and Analyses of System Components (Paper 3G-02)
Baseline Transit Needs Assessment (Paper 3H-01)
Current Financing and Future Needs of the Freight and Passenger Rail System (Paper 3I-01)
Current Financing and Future Needs of other Components of the Surface Transportation System (Paper 3J-01)
 

Analysis of Future Issues and Changing Demands on the System

Part A. Demographic Changes: Impacts on Passenger Travel

Analysis of Changing Relationships Among Population Growth, Passenger Travel Growth, and Vehicle Miles Traveled Growth for Different Modes (Paper 4A-01)
Implication of Aging Population on Passenger Travel Demand for Different Modes (Paper 4A-02)
Implication of Alternative Assumptions Concerning Future Immigration on Travel Demand for Different Modes (Paper 4A-03)
Implications of Regional Migration on Passenger Travel Demand (Paper 4A-04)
Implications of Rural/Urban Development Patterns on Passenger Travel Demand (Paper 4A-05)
Implications of Rising Household Income on Passenger Travel Demand (Paper 4A-06)
Implications of Work and Non-Work Travel Patterns on Passenger Travel Demand (Paper 4A-07)

Part B. Changes in the Nature of the Economy: Impacts on Passenger/ Freight Transportation

Implications of International Trade and Port Capacity for Freight Transportation (Paper 4B-01)
Implications if Future Changes in Primary Trading Partners Result in Shifts of Shipping Traffic From West Coast Ports to East Coast Ports (Paper 4B-02)
Implications if a Larger Share of Imports Comes Through Mexican and Canadian Ports and is Transferred to Rail/Trucks for Transport into the United States (Paper 4B-03)
Impacts of Changes in Business Practices and Industrial Logistics on Freight Movement, Modal Demand and Transportation Industry Structure (Paper 4B-04)
Impacts of Just-In-Time Freight Logistics (Paper 4B-05)
Forecasts of Economic Variables that Impact Passenger and Freight Demand and the Implication of Alternative Economic Assumptions on Modal Travel Demand Implication (Paper 4B-06)
Driving Factors and Potential Impacts of Future Increases in Transit's Share of Passenger Travel (Paper 4B-07)
Driving Factors and Potential Impacts of Future Increases in Rail's Share of Intercity Passenger Travel (Paper 4B-08)
Driving Factors and Potential Impacts of Future Increases in Short Sea/Inland Waterway's Share of Total Freight Movements (Paper 4B-09)
Forecasts of Future Freight Flows by Commodity and Origin/Destination and Factors that Could Affect the Level, Distribution, and Mode Split of Future Freight Flows (Paper 4B-10)
Issues and Options Related to Passenger and Freight Traffic Sharing the Same Facilities (Paper 4B-11)

Part C. Potential Energy Issues and Concerns

Assessment of the Ability of Traditional and Unconventional Energy Sources to Meet the Demands of Transportation Systems (Paper 4C-01)
Implications of Potential Petroleum Scarcity on Surface Transportation in the Short and Long Term (Paper 4C-02)
Analysis of Potential Impacts of Higher Fuel Prices and Fuel Economy Standards on Transportation Demand and Surface Transportation Revenues (Paper 4C-03)
Implications of Higher Energy Costs/Energy Scarcity on Transportation Mode Splits (Passengers and Freight) (Paper 4C-05)
Assessment Of Conventional, Non-Conventional, And Alternative Fuels' Ability To Meet Transportation Energy Demand (Paper 4C-06)

Part D. Alternatives to Address Environmental Concerns

Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Surface Transportation Infrastructure Design (Paper 4D-01)
Evaluation of Potential Impacts of Policy Responses to Climate Change on Transportation Revenue Mechanisms (Paper 4D-02)
Evaluation of Surface Transportation-related Strategies to Reduce Mobile Source Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Paper 4D-03)
Impacts of Surface Transportation Infrastructure Development on Habitat Connectivity and Resilience (Paper 4D-04)
Evaluation of Transportation Conformity and Implications for Surface Transportation Infrastructure (Paper 4D-05)
Documentation of Impacts of Vehicle Air Toxic Emissions on Public Health (Paper 4D-06)
Identification of the Relationships Among Surface Transportation Infrastructure Design, Land Use and Public Health (Paper 4D-07)
Implications of Alternative Land Use Policies on Future Passenger Travel Demand (Paper 4D-08)
Evaluation of Species Protection and Wetland Preservation Strategies and Implications for Surface Transportation Infrastructure (Paper 4D-09)

Part E. Security and Emergency Management

Evaluation of the System's Ability to Support Safe Evacuation of Citizens During Times of Emergency (Paper 4E-01)
Evaluation of System's Available Redundancy to Compensate For Loss of Transportation Assets Resulting from Natural Disaster or Terrorist Attacks (Paper 4E-02)
Evaluation of the Potential Use of All Modes in Evacuations During Times of Emergencies (Paper 4E-03)

Part F. Military Deployment Support

Military Deployment Support: Evaluation of the System's Ability to Support Future Military Deployment Needs (Paper 4F-01)

Part G. Current and Future Traffic/Transit Operations/Performance Capabilities

Evaluation of the Potential for Intelligent Transportation Systems Deployment and Operational Strategies to Increase Effective System Capacity and Safety (Paper 4G-01)
Evaluation Of The Potential Impacts Of Operational Vehicle Infrastructure Integration Technologies (Paper 4G-02)
Evaluation Of The Potential Applicability And Impacts Of Truck-Only Facilities (Paper 4G-03)
Evaluation of Potential Applicability of HOV, HOT, and BRT Lanes (Paper 4G-04)

Part H. Travel Demand Management

Potential Impacts of Increased Telecommuting on Passenger Travel Demand (Paper 4H-01)
Potential Impacts of Flexible Work Schedules on Passenger Travel Demand (Paper 4H-02)
Market-Based Parking Fees for Employees and Other Parking Pricing Strategies (Paper 4H-03)
Potential Impacts on Transit Systems of Increased Demand Resulting from TDM Strategies (Paper 4H-04)

Part I. Advanced Materials, Asset Preservation and Aging Infrastructure

The Potential of Advanced Construction Materials Techniques and Technologies to Allow Capacity Increases with Reduced Community Disruption (Paper 4I-01)
The Role of Asset Management in the Surface Transportation System (Paper 4I-02)
Implications of Aging Infrastructure on Long Term Preservation and Reconstruction Needs (Paper 4I-03)

Part J. Future Infrastructure Design Policies and Standards

Implications Of Potential Strategies And Revisions To Infrastructure Design Standards To Improve Safety (Paper 4J-01)
Implications of Potential Revisions to Truck Size and Weight Standards (Paper 4J-02)
Benefits and costs of Potential Revisions to Transit Vehicle and Infrastructure Design Policies and Standards (Paper 4J-03)
Efficacy of Revisions to Infrastructure Design Standards to Mitigate Environmental Impacts (Paper 4J-05)
Future Trends in Vehicle Regulation (Paper 4J-06)
Efficacy of Changes to Design Policies and Standards to Accommodate Elderly Users of the Transportation System (Paper 4J-07)

Part K. Planning and Implementation of Transportation Infrastructure Projects

Evaluation of Time Currently Required to Implement Rail, Highway, Transit, and Port Projects from "First Thought" to Operation (Paper 4K-01)
Evaluation of Alternative Approaches to Improve the Efficiency of Existing Processes and Reduce the Amount of Time Required to Implement Projects (Paper 4K-02)
Evaluation of Methods to Incorporate Projects with National Transportation Benefits Into Local Planning Processes (Paper 4K-03)
Evaluation of Methods to Engage Private Sector in MPO and State Planning Processes (Paper 4K-04)
Benefit-Cost Analysis In Public Sector Infrastructure Investment Decisions (Paper 4K-05)
Economic Impact Analysis in Public Sector Infrastructure Investment Decisions (Paper 4K-06)

Part L. Targeted Investments in Addressing Bottlenecks and Critical Corridors

Evaluation of Core Capacity Deficiencies' Impact on "Crowding Out" Economic Growth and on Shifting Economic Growth to Outlying Areas (Paper 4L-01)
Implications of Investment in Corridors of National Significance (Paper 4L-02)
Implications of Investments Targeted at Reducing Highway Passenger and Freight Bottlenecks (Paper 4L-03)
Implications of Investments Targeted at Reducing Transit Passenger Bottlenecks (Paper 4L-04)
Implications of Investments Targeted at Reducing Rail, Rail/Highway, Rail/Port, Highway/Port, Rail/Barge, and Highway/Barge Freight Bottlenecks (Paper 4L-07)

Part M. Significant Systematic Changes to Transportation Infrastructure Capacity

Review of Proposals and Alternative Concepts for Significant Systematic Expansions to U.S. Ports and Waterway Infrastructure (Paper 4M-01)
Comparative Global Performance Trends (Paper 4M-02)
Assessment of Integration of U.S. Surface Transportation Infrastructure with Global Trends (Paper 4M-03)
Review of Proposals and Alternative Concepts for Significant Systematic Expansions to the U.S. Highway Infrastructure (Paper 4M-04)
Long Term Transit Expansion Prospects (Paper 4M-05)
Review of Proposals and Alternative Concepts for Significant Systematic Expansions to the U.S. Freight Rail and Passenger Rail Infrastructure (Paper 4M-06)
 

Analysis of Alternative Financing Mechanisms and Institutional Options

Part A. Advantages and Disadvantages of Alternative Revenue Sources

Trends and Projections of Current Revenue Sources for Highways and Transit (Paper 5A-01)
Evaluation of Fuel Taxes as a Transportation Revenue Source (Paper 5A-02)
Evaluation of Motor Vehicle Fees as a Transportation Revenue Source (Paper 5A-03)
Evaluation of Tolls as a Transportation Revenue Source (Paper 5A-04)
Evaluation of Fares as a Transportation Revenue Source (Paper 5A-05)
Evaluation of Container Charges and Other Direct User Fees as a Transportation Revenue Source (Paper 5A-06)
Evaluation of VMT Charges as a Transportation Revenue Source (Paper 5A-07)
Congestion Pricing: Revenue Potential (Paper 5A-08)
Evaluation of Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, and General Revenues as Transportation Revenue Sources (Paper 5A-10)
Evaluation of Impact Fees and Value Capture Techniques (Paper 5A-11)
Traditional Debt Financing as a Transportation Financing Mechanism (Paper 5A-12)
Evaluation of Innovative Finance Tools as a Transportation Financing Mechanism (Paper 5A-13)
Evaluation of Tax-Preferred Investment Products as a Transportation Financing Mechanism (Paper 5A-14)
Evaluation of Private Investment and the Potential for Public-Private Partnerships for Highways, Transit, Freight Rail, and Intermodal Facilities (Paper 5A-15)
Evaluation of Potential Revenue Sources for Highways and Transit (Paper 5A-16)
Overview of Sustainability of Current Revenue Sources for Railroads and Intermodal Facilities (Paper 5A-17)

Part B. Transition Plan from Current Revenue to Potential New Revenue Sources

Assessment of International Experience in Transitioning to New Transportation Revenue Sources (Paper 5B-01)
Assessment of Potential Challenges in Phasing In of New Financing Mechanisms for Highways and Transit (Paper 5B-02)
Assessment of Potential Challenges in Phasing In of New Financing Mechanisms for Passenger Rail, Freight Rail, Intermodal Facilities, and Other Modes (Paper 5B-03)
Identification of Alternate Approaches for Phasing In of New Revenue Sources at the Federal Level (Paper 5B-04)
Identification of Alternate Approaches for Phasing In of New Revenue Sources at the State and Local Levels (Paper 5B-05)

Part C. Alternative Future Federal Roles

Evolution Of The Federal Role In Surface Transportation (Paper 5C-01)
Characteristics Of The Federal-Aid Surface Transportation Program (Paper 5C-02)
Development Of Future Federal Surface Transportation Program Options (Paper 5C-03)
Identification of Opportunities to Improve the Leveraging Potential of Federal Transportation Funding with Other Public Sector and Private Sector Resources (Paper 5C-04)
Current Mechanisms Through which the Federal Interest in Transportation is Exerted (Paper 5C-05)
 

Section 2: Scenario Analysis of System Needs

Base Case Needs Assessment: Highways (Paper 6A-01)
Observations on Scenario 1: Maximum Operations (Paper 6B-01)
Observations on Scenario 2: Travel Demand and Energy Efficiency (Paper 6B-02)
Observations on Scenario 3: Aggressive System Expansion (Paper 6B-03)
Observations on Scenario 4: Exclusive Passenger and Freight Facilities (Paper 6B-04)
Observations on Scenario 5: Maximum Technology (Paper 6B-05)
Safety Performance of Analysis Scenarios: All Scenarios (Paper 6B-06)
Scenario Findings: Guide to the Tables (Paper 6C-01)
Scenario Findings: Funding Levels by Type of Improvement (Paper 6C-02)
Scenario Findings: Highway Components Subsets (Paper 6C-03)
Revenue Implications of Scenarios: Highways (Paper 6C-04)
Current Capital Funding: Guide to Charts (Paper 6D-01)
 

Section 3: Special Issues Analyses

Implications of Aging Infrastructure on Federal Lands Highways (Paper 8A-01)
Current Financing and Future Needs of the Federal Lands Highway Program (Paper 8A-02)
Federal Standards Regarding the Functional and Physical Design Lives of Surface Transportation Infrastructure (Paper 8A-03)
Impact of Lane Additions on Highway Safety (Paper 8A-04)
FTA Process Pertaining to Major New Fixed Guideway Project Development and Funding (Paper 8B-01)
The U.S. Freight Rail System: Structure, Finance, and Emerging Issues (Paper 8C-01)
Options for Reducing Project Delivery Times (Paper 8D-01)
Issues and Options for Surface Transportation Program Reform (Paper 8D-02)
Estimates of Potential proceeds from Alternative Federal, State, and Local Revenue Options (Paper 8E-01)
Models for an Independent Surface Transportation Governance Commission (Paper 8F-01)
Key Terms of the Chicago Skyway and Indian Toll Road Concession Agreements
Public Interest Parameters of Public Private Partnerships
Estimates of Administrative Costs for VMT
 

Section 4: Public Sessions and Outreach Meetings

May 24, 2006 - Washington, D.C.

Agenda
Remarks - Secretary Norman Y. Mineta, Chairman of the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission
Opening Statement - Frank Busalacchi, Wisconsin Secretary of Transportation
Presentation - Jack Basso, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
Presentation - Joe Morris and Steve Godwin, Transportation Research Board
 

June 26-27, 2006 - Washington, D.C.

Agenda
Presentation - Jack Wells, Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Transportation, "Role of Transportation in the U.S. Economy"
Presentation - Alan E. Pisarski, Transportation Policy Consultant, "Demography is Destiny: Commuter Trends"
Presentation - Keith Hall, Chief Economist, Council of Economic Advisors, "Forecast for the U.S. Economy"
Presentation - Praveen Dixit, Director of the Office of Competition and Economic Analysis, and Russ Adise, International Trade Analyst, Maritime Transport and Security, Office of Service Industries, Department of Commerce, "U.S. Trade: Long Term Prospects and Challenges"
Presentation - John Conti, Director, Office of Integrated Analysis and Forecasting, U.S. Department of Energy, "Annual Energy Outlook 2006"
Presentation - Jeffrey N. Shane, Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy, "The State of the U.S. Freight System: Trends and Challenges 2000-2020"
Presentation - Joseph Boardman, Federal Railroad Administrator, "Overview of the Federal Railroad Administration"
Presentation - Rick Capka, Federal Highway Administrator, "Overview of the Federal Highway Administration and its Programs"
Presentation - Sandra Bushue, Federal Transit Deputy Administrator, "Overview of the Federal Transit Administration and its Programs"
 

July 25-26, 2006 - Washington, D.C.

Agenda
Presentation - Dr. Bruce Seely Professor, Michigan, "History as Prologue Development of the Interstate Highway System"
Presentation - John W. Fischer Congressional Research Service; Resources, Science and Industry Division of the Library of Congress, "Modern History of the Highway System"
Presentation - Ross Crichton, FHWA, "Sensitivity to Assumptions"
Presentation - Tony Furst, FHWA, "Highway Intermodal Connectors"
Presentation - Richard Steinmann, FTA, "Transit Stratification"
Presentation - Susan Binder, FHWA, "Limitations of Models To Date"
Presentation - Lance Grenzeback, Cambridge Systematics, "Highway and Rail Freight: Demand, Bottlenecks, and Needs"
Presentation - David Ewing, Consultant, "Intercity Passenger Rail"
Presentation - Carolyn Edwards, FHWA, "Highway Trust Fund Mechanics"
Presentation - Laura Ziff, OST Budget, "Cash Flow"
Presentation - Gary Maring, Cambridge Systematics
 

October 18, 2006 - Washington, D.C.

Agenda
Presentation - Don Pickrell, Volpe Center, "The Economics of Congestion Pricing - The Background, the Basics and Latest Economic Literature"
Presentation - Patrick DeCorla-Souza, FHWA, Program Manager, Office of Operations
Presentation - Lee Munnich, Senior Fellow/Director, State and Local Policy Program, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Presentation - Naveen Lamba, IBM Global Business Service
Presentation - Michael Replogle, Transportation Director, Environmental Defense
Presentation - Ken Orski, Editor/ Publisher, Innovation Briefs
Presentation - Brian Taylor, Associate Professor and Vice Chair, Urban Planning Department, UCLA
Presentation - Robert Poole, Director of Transportation Studies, Reason Foundation
Presentation - Chuck Schalliol, State Budget Director, State of Indiana
Presentation - Mark Florian, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
Presentation - John Schmidt, Mayer, Brown, Rowe and Maw, LLP
Presentation - Gerald Pfeffer, Vice President for Development, Kiewit Corporation
 

January 17, 2007 - Washington, D.C.

Agenda
Presentation - JayEtta Hecker (Director, Physical Infrastructure Team, GAO) and Rick Jorgenson (Senior Analyst, Physical Infrastructure Team, GAO)
Presentation - Jim March, Federal Highway Administration
 

March 20-21, 2007 - Washington, D.C.

Agenda
Presentation - Gloria M. Shepherd, Federal Highway Administration Associate Administrator for Planning, Environment, and Realty, "Transportation Planning and Programming: An Overview"
Presentation - Frederick Skaer, Director of the Federal Highway Administration Office of Project Development and Environmental Review."Highway Project Development and Environmental Review"
Presentation - Rich Steinmann, Special Assistant to the Federal Transit Administrator, "FTA New Starts Program"
Presentation - Jeffrey F. Paniati, Federal Highway Administration Associate Administrator for Operations, "Operations and Technologies for the 21st Century"
Presentation - Shelley J. Row, Federal Highway Administration Program Director for the Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office, "Technology and the Future of Transportation"
Presentation - Laura Ziff, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs, U.S. Department of Transportation
 

June 20, 2007 - Washington, D.C.

Testimony - Senator Bruce Starr, National Conference of State Legislatures
Testimony - Representative Sherman Packard, Council of State Governments
Testimony - Mayor R.T. Rybak, U.S. Conference of Mayors
Testimony - Commissioner Colleen Landkamer, national Association of Counties
Testimony - City Councilwoman Laura Padgett, national League of Cities
Testimony - Raymond Scheppach, National Governors Association
Testimony - Michael Edwards, International City/County Management Association
 

Section 5 Field Hearings

September 20-21, 2006 - Dallas, Texas

Agenda
Transcript (Day 1)
Transcript (Day 2)

Panel #3: Regional Needs of the Surface Transportation System

Testimony - Alan Clark, Director of Transportation & Air Quality Planning, Houston-Galveston Area Council, Regional Growth and Transportation Needs and the Dynamics of Air Quality Issues and challenges for the Houston Area
 

October 27, 2006 - Portland, Oregon

Agenda
Transcript

Panel 1: Global Gateways Speakers

Testimony - Harold Linnenkohl, Georgia DOT Commissioner and AASHTO President
Presentation - Paula Hammond, Washington DOT Chief of Staff
Testimony - Mary Olson, Port of Portland Commission Vice President
Testimony - Doug Tindall, Oregon's DOT Deputy Director, Highway
Testimony - Hal Dengerink and Henry Hewitt, Columbia River Crossing Task Force Co-Chairs

Panel 2: Intercity Passenger Rail Speakers

Testimony - Paula Hammond, Washington DOT Chief of Staff
Testimony - Missy Cassidy, Maryland DOT Director of Policy and Governmental Affairs

Panel 3: Performance Based Management Speakers

Testimony - Paula Hammond, Washington DOT Chief of Staff

Panel 4: Alternative Finance Speakers

Testimony - Matthew Garrett, Oregon DOT Director
Testimony - Paula Hammond, Washington DOT Chief of Staff
Testimony - Victor Mendez, Arizona DOT Director and AASHTO Vice President
Testimony - John Horsley, AASHTO Executive Director
 

November 15-16, 2006 - New York City, New York

Agenda
Transcript (Day 1)
Transcript (Day 2)

Presentation - Panel #1: Setting the Stage - Transportation and the Economy

Presentation - Panel #2: Intercity Rail, Mass Transit and Regional Interconnectedness in 2056
Presentation - Panel #3: Condition and Needs of the National and Northeast Transportation System
Presentation - Panel #4: Meeting the Needs
Presentation - Panel #5: Trade and Freight Gateways to the Northeast and to the Nation
Presentation - Panel #6: The Role of Public Institutions in Providing Transportation Infrastructure in 2056
 

November 15, 2006 - Memphis, Tennessee

Agenda
Transcript

Panel #1: Global Trends and Regional Framework

Biography - Doug Duncan, President and CEO, FedEx Freight addressing the global framework, demands for surface transportation and the U. S. challenges and requirements.
Biography and Testimony - Tim Yatsko, Senior Vice-President of Transportation Wal-Mart regarding global trends and challenges and Wal-Mart's national response as well as needs in U. S. transportation system.
Biography - John Moore, President and CEO Memphis Regional Chamber regarding the potential for Memphis region as an intermodal inland port to address national transportation challenges and demands of the private sector supply chain; what is required and how to achieve it.
Biography and Testimony - Pete Johnson, Federal Co-Chair for Delta Regional Authority regarding role of surface transportation in the 8-state Delta Region particularly underdeveloped and rural areas.

Panel #2: Intermodal Opportunities in Global & Regional Trends

Biography and Testimony - Robert West, Managing Director, Global Trade & Transportation at Global Insight, addressing implications of global trends on ports and intermodal transportation.
Biography - Roger Sklar, Director Inbound Supply Chain Operations, NIKE Inc., regarding regional opportunities and solutions for national port and surface transportation challenges.
Biography and Testimony - Steve Rand, AVP Sales and Account Development, CSX Intermodal regarding rail, highway, port, and air interconnections and challenges/solutions for financing rail infrastructure.
Testimony - Jonathan Red, Chief Operating Officer, Sea Point LLC, international freight movements; necessity of national intermodal planning; and regional opportunities to address the national challenges.

Panel #3: Regional Economic Development & Quality of Life

Biography - Matt Kisber, Tennessee Commissioner of Economic Development regarding needs, opportunities and challenges for surface transportation in economic development of Tennessee and region
Biography - Tennessee Senator Mark Norris, Chairman of Economic Development, Transportation, and Cultural Affairs Committee of the Southern Legislative Conference. Will address Regional Imperatives: Opportunities for Intergovernmental innovation in Intermodal Logistics and Economic Development".
Biography - Neely Mallory, President of Mallory Alexander, a prominent international freight forwarder covering intermodal aspects of international freight movements and demands upon the surface transportation system.
Biography and Testimony - John D. Carruthers (Shreveport, LA), Chairman, Mid-Continent Highway Coalition (I-69) regarding trade with Canada and Mexico, national surface transportation corridors, their importance to the national economy and alternatives for funding and financing.

Panel #4: Surface Transportation Barriers/Solutions

Biography - Gerald Nicely, Commissioner, Tennessee DOT addressing the necessity of Integrated Planning between modes of transportation and flexible funding options to allow strategic infrastructure investments. This will include mode diversion from roads to rail and transit systems.
Biography - Scott Bennett, Arkansas Department of Highways and Transportation covering financing surface transportation financing including reliability of funding streams, innovative financing alternatives, and lessons learned to date.
Biography - Dave Huneryager, President & CEO of Tennessee Trucking Association regarding needs, challenges, gaps and solutions in surface transportation system.
 

February 21-22, 2007 - Los Angeles, California

Agenda
Transcript 1 (Day 1)
Transcript 2 (Day 2)
 

February 21, 2007 - Atlanta, Georgia

Agenda
Transcript
 

February 23, 2007 - Las Vegas, Nevada

Agenda
Transcript
 

March 19, 2007 - Washington, D.C.

Agenda
Transcript

Panel #1: State and Local Elected Officials

Testimony - Bart Peterson, Mayor of Indianapolis, representing the National League of Cities
Testimony - Scott Haggerty, member of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, (California), representing the National Association of Counties

Panel #2: User Perspectives

Testimony - Rolf Th. Lundberg, Jr., Senior Vice President for Congressional and Public Affairs, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Testimony - Robert L. Darblenet, President & CEO, the American Automobile Association
Testimony - Greg Cohen, President & CEO, the American Highway Users Alliance

Panel #3: Transportation System Perspectives from Managers and Planners

Testimony 1 - John Horsley, Executive Director, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
Testimony 2 - John Horsley, Executive Director, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
Testimony - William A. Verkest, PE, President, the American Public Works Association
Testimony 1 - Jim McKenzie, Executive Director of Metroplan (Arkansas), representing the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations
Testimony 2 - Jim McKenzie, Executive Director of Metroplan (Arkansas), representing the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations
Testimony - Jean Godwin, Executive Vice President, the American Association of Port Authorities
Testimony - Jacqueline Johnson, Executive Director, the National Congress of American Indians

Panel #4: Transportation Providers

Testimony - Peter J. Pantuso, President & CEO, the American Bus Association
Testimony - Bill Graves, President & CEO, the American Trucking Associations
Testimony 1 - Craig F. Rockey, Vice President for Policy and Economics, the Association of American Railroads
Testimony 2 - Craig F. Rockey, Vice President for Policy and Economics, the Association of American Railroads
Testimony 3 - Craig F. Rockey, Vice President for Policy and Economics, the Association of American Railroads
Testimony 1 - Ross B. Capon, Executive Director, the National Association of Railroad Passengers
Testimony 2 - Ross B. Capon, Executive Director, the National Association of Railroad Passengers

Panel #5: Infrastructure Providers

Testimony - Ken Simonson, Chief Economist, the Associated General Contractors of America
Testimony 1 - Charlie Potts, First Vice Chairman and CEO of Heritage Construction & Materials, representing American Road & Transportation Builders Association
Testimony 2 - Charlie Potts, First Vice Chairman and CEO of Heritage Construction & Materials, representing American Road & Transportation Builders Association
Testimony 1 - Guy Stephenson, Senior Vice President and Legal Counsel of Weyerhaeuser, Inc., and Mr. Fred Rickert Vice President of the National Waterways Conference
Testimony 2 - Guy Stephenson, Senior Vice President and Legal Counsel of Weyerhaeuser, Inc., and Mr. Fred Rickert Vice President of the National Waterways Conference
Testimony 1 - Christopher A. McLean, Counsel, the Vehicle Traffic Information Coalition
Testimony 2 - Christopher A. McLean, Counsel, the Vehicle Traffic Information Coalition
Testimony - Patrick D. Jones, Executive Director, the International Bridge, Tunnel, and Turnpike Association

Panel #6: Workforce Issues

Testimony - Mr. Michael Siano, Executive Vice President, Amalgamated Transit Union
Testimony - Donald J. Kaniewski, Laborers' International Union of North America

Panel #7: Policy Issues

Testimony 1 - Robert E. Skinner, Jr., Executive Director, the Transportation Research Board
Testimony 2 - Robert E. Skinner, Jr., Executive Director, the Transportation Research Board
Testimony - David L. Greene, Corporate Fellow, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Testimony - Anne P. Canby, President, the Surface Transportation Policy Project
 

April 18, 2007 - Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota

Agenda
Transcript

Panel #1: Multidisciplinary Solutions to Traffic Safety

Biography and Testimony - Kathy Swanson, Director, Office of Traffic Safety, Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Biography and Testimony - Sue Miller, Secretary Treasurer, National Association of County Engineers and Freeborn County Engineer
Biography and Testimony - Max Donath, Director, Intelligent Transportation Systems Institute, University of Minnesota
Biography and Testimony - Stan Lampe, Vice President, Government Relations & Advocacy, Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

Panel #2: Role of Rural Areas and Local Governments in a New National Transportation Policy

Biography and Testimony - James Lynch, Director, Montana Department of Transportation
Biography and Testimony - Steve Albert, Director, Western Transportation Institute, College of Engineering, Montana State University
Biography and Testimony - Colleen Landkamer, President, National Association of Counties and Commissioner, Blue Earth County, Minnesota
Biography and Testimony - Wayne Brandt, Executive Vice President, Minnesota Forest Industries and Minnesota Timber Producers Association
Biography and Testimony - Dave Christianson, Associate, SRF Consulting Group

Panel #3: Recommendations for a New National Transportation Policy

Biography and Testimony - Lieutenant Governor Carol Molnau, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Biography and Testimony - Francis Ziegler, Director, North Dakota Department of Transportation
Biography and Testimony - Judith Payne, Secretary, South Dakota Department of Transportation
Biography and Testimony - Peter Bell, Chair, Metropolitan Council
Biography and Testimony - Peter McLaughlin, Commissioner, Hennepin County, Minnesota and Chair, Metropolitan Transitway Development Board

Panel #4: Multimodal Transportation Congestion Solutions

Biography and Testimony - Bernie Arseneau, Director, Office of Traffic, Safety & Operations, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Biography and Testimony - Brent Bair, Chair, ITS Caucus Public Sector Advisory Committee
Biography and Testimony - Dave Eischens, Area Sales Manager, Networks and Enterprise Group, Motorola Inc. and Minnesota Guidestar Board Member

Panel #5: Freight User Perspectives and Solutions

Biography and Testimony - Larry Lair, Vice President, Traffic Safety Systems Division, 3M
Biography and Testimony - Rick Gabrielson, Senior Manager for Import Transportation, Target Corporation
Biography and Testimony - Tim Coats, Vice President, Supply Chain Logistics, Strategy and Grain Operations, General Mills
Biography and Testimony - Frank Sims, Vice President of Transportation and Product Assurance, Cargill, Inc.
Biography and Testimony - Aaron Jorgensen, Senior Director, Supply Chain Logistics Integration, Medtronic, Inc.
Biography and Testimony - Teresa M. Adams, Ph.D., Director, National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education and Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
 

April 18-19, 2007 - Chicago, Illinois

Agenda
Transcript (Day 1)
Transcript (Day 2)

Panel #1: Metropolitan Surface Transportation Solutions

Biography - Cheri Heramb, Acting Commissioner, Chicago Department of Transportation
Biography - Frank Kruesi, President, Chicago Transit Authority
Testimony - Maggie Walsh, President , WTS Greater Chicago Chapter, Senior Associate, CTE

Panel #2: Moving Products and Freight Across the Nation, Now and in the Future

Biography and Testimony - Kirk Steudle, Director, Michigan Department of Transportation
Biography and Testimony - Tom Jensen, Vice President Public Affairs, UPS
Biography - Steve Ruh, President, Illinois Corn Growers Association

Panel #3: Regional Surface Transportation Issues and the Impact on the Global Economy

Biography and Testimony - John Clark, Chair, Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority

Panel #4: Safety Solutions for the Surface Transportation Network

Biography and Testimony - Pete Rahn, Secretary, Missouri Department of Transportation, AASHTO Committee on Highway Traffic Safety
Biography and Testimony - Mike Stout, Director, Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Traffic Safety
Biography - Glynn Birch, National President, Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Panel#5: The Role of Interstate and Intercity Passenger Rail in the Surface Transportation Network

Biography and Testimony - John Spring, Mayor, Quincy, IL
Biography and Testimony - David Cieslewicz, Mayor, Madison, WI
Testimony - Laura Kliewer, Director, Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Commission

Panel #6: Socio-Economic Changes That Will Impact the Future of the Surface Transportation Network

Biography and Testimony - Frank Beal, Executive Director, Chicago Metropolis 2020

Panel #7: Vision and Funding Strategies to Address the Future Needs of the Surface Transportation Network

Biography and Testimony - Gary Ridley, Director, Oklahoma Department of Transportation
Biography and Testimony - Tim Martin, Senior Vice President, CTE/AECOM
Biography and Testimony - Michael Staczak, President, Hanson Material Service, First Vice Chair, National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association
 

Section 6 Submissions Sponsored by Commissioners

Future Options for the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, Vice Chairman Jack Schenendorf
Public Transportation, Commissioner Paul Weyrich
Metropolitan Mobility, Commissioner Steve Heminger
National Rail Freight Infrastructure Capacity and Investment Study, The Association of American Railroads, Commissioner Matt Rose
Vision for the Future: U.S. Intercity Passenger Rail Network Through 2050, Passenger Rail Working Group, Commissioner Frank Busalacchi
A National Freight System Concept, Commissioner Steve Odland with the assistance of Commission Staff
Achieving a Flexible, Customer-Oriented Transportation System, Commissioner Rick Geddes
 

Section 7 Submissions by the Blue Ribbon Panel of Transportation Experts

A Proposed National System of Interstate and Defense Railroads, as an Infrastructure Project for the Next Fifty Years. J. William Vigrass, (February 2007), submitted by J. William Vigrass
A Proposed Method to Electrify All Surface Modes of Transportation in the United States Using Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage Devices, Willard Cooper and J. William Vigrass, (February 2007), submitted by J. William Vigrass
A Proposed National Freight System Based upon a National System of Interstate and Defense Railroads, J. William Vigrass, (March 2007), submitted by J. William Vigrass
A Vision That Requires Transformation of Our Approach to the U.S. Transportation System, Thomas A. Till, (March 2007), submitted by Thomas A. Till
Reinventing the Future of the Highway Program, C. Kenneth Orski, (April 2007), submitted by C. Kenneth Orski
Integrated Intermodal Interstate Transportation System (I3TS) Kumares C. Sinha, Olson Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, (April 2007), submitted by Kumares C. Sinha
Intelligent Transportation Society of America Policy Concepts for Consideration, (February 2007), submitted by Neil Schuster
The National Marine Container Transportation System: A Call to Action, The Waterfront Coalition - (May 2005) Submitted by Robin Lanier
Delta Regional Authority's Vision for Our Transportation Future, submitted by Pete Johnson, Federal Co-Chair, Delta Regional Authority Intermodal Passenger Network, Submitted by Jack Haugsland, (April 2007)
Intermodal Passenger Network, Submitted by Jack Haugsland, (April 2007)
Integrated Corridor Management, Submitted Robert Zerrillo
Significant Systematic Changes to Transportation Infrastructure Capacity, Submitted by Victoria Cross Kelly (March 2007)
Operation FreeFlow: The No Tax Solutions to Relieve Traffic, Create Jobs, & Improve Air Quality Now, by Steve Adams, Submitted by William Brooks
 

Section 8 Background Material

Letter to U.S. Senate on Highway Trust Fund Shortfall (August 9, 2007)
Letter to U.S. House of Representatives on Highway Trust Fund Shortfall (August 9, 2007)
A New Vision for the 21st Century, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Presentation (July 26, 2007)
AASHTO Report Series - Transportation: Invest in Our Future
American Public Transportation Association Presentation (July 25, 2007)
American Public Transportation Association Response to Questions Raised in its July 25, 2007 Presentation, (American Public Transportation Association, August 2007)
Infrastructure 2007 - A Global Perspective, Urban Land Institute and Ernst and Young, 2007
A Decade of Growth in Domestic Freight (Bureau of Transportation Statistics, July 2007)
The Oregon Road User Fee Concept and Pilot Program: A Primer (James M. Whitty, July 2007)
Surface Transportation Innovation, Robert Poole (July 2007)
How Freight Moves: Estimating Mileage and Routes Using an Innovative GIS Tool (Bureau of Transportation Statistics Technical Report, June 2007)
Congestion Relief: Assessing the Case for Road Tolls in Canada (Robin Lindsey, May 2007)
Congressional Testimony from Assistant Secretary Tyler Duvall on Public-Private Partnerships (February 2007)
New Starts Program Assessment Final Report (February 2007)
Your Driving Costs 2006 (American Automobile Association Report)
Future Financing Options to Meet Highway and Transit Needs (NCHRP Report, December 2006)
America 2050: A Prospectus (Regional Plan Association, September 2006)
The Effect of Government Highway Spending on Road Users' Congestion Costs (Clifford Winston and Ashley Langer, May 2006)
On the Social Desirability of Urban Rail Transit Systems
Financing of the National Highway Development Programme: Report of the Core Group (Government of India, 2006)
Traffic Safety Facts 2005, (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)
Current Practices in Public-Private Partnerships for Highways (Maryland Transportation Authority, Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland State Highway Administration, KCI Technologies, Inc., July 2005)
Transportation Public-Private Partnership Guidelines (Maryland Transportation Authority)
Connecting East Asia: A New Framework for Infrastructure (Asian Development Bank, Japan Bank for International Cooperation, World Bank, March, 2005
Firm Inventory Behavior and the Returns from Highway Infrastructure Investments (Chad Shirley and Clifford Winston, November 2003)
Transit-Oriented Development and Joint Development in the United States: A Literature Review (Transit Cooperative Research Program, October 2002)
Toll Road Securitization in China, (Alfred Nickesen and Mitchel Stanfield, February 2000)
It's Time for Interstate II, Remarks by Gil Carmichael (May 1999)
 

Section 9: Historical Documents

 
Compendium of Papers (492 pages) Relating to the Evolution of the Federal Role in Surface Transportation
A 10-Year National Highway Program-A Report To The President, The President's Advisory Committee On A National Highway Program (Clay Committee) (1955)
Report to Congress on the Needs of the Highway Systems, 1955-1984, (1954)
Report to Congress on the Highway Needs of the National Defense, (1949)
Report to Congress on Interregional Roads, (1944)
Report to Congress on Toll Roads and Free Roads, (1939)
Mason, Phillip, The League of American Wheelmen and the Good Roads Movement 1890-1905, Part V, M.A. Thesis, The American University, 1957
The Common Roads, N.S. Shaler, Scribner’s Magazine, (October 1889)

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