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Remaking Transportation Policy for the New Century

Bruce Katz and
Bruce Katz Founding Director of the Nowak Metro Finance Lab - Drexel University
Robert Puentes
Robert Puentes Vice President and Director - Brookings Metro

January 23, 2006

During the annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Bruce Katz, the Theodore Matson Distinguished Speaker, addressed the Institute of Transportation Engineers with a speech co-authored by Robert Puentes. The speech argues that the profound demographic, economic, and cultural changes the nation is experiencing are presenting the nation with a complex and conflicting set of transportation challenges. Yet the nation’s transportation policy is not equipped to meet these challenges. The authors lay out an agenda for transportation policy going forward that focuses principally on enhancing the economic prosperity of people and places.

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