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Panel discussion: Funding the Transportation System of the Future (San Francisco; Friday, 6/25)

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      "Funding the Transportation System of the Future: What's Possible in the
      Current Anti-Tax Climate? "

      - Asha Weinstein Agrawal, Ph.D., Director, Mineta Transportation
      Institute's National Transportation Finance Center
      - William Millar, President, American Public Transportation Association
      - John Horsley, Executive Director, Association of American State Highway
      and Transportation Officials
      - Alan Lowenthal, California State Senator
      - Rod Diridon Sr., Executive Director, Mineta Transportation Institute
      (event moderator)

      Within the next two decades, the Census Bureau estimates that the U.S.
      population will increase by as many as 50 million people, including at
      least a 25-percent increase in California's population alone. This
      population growth, combined with a growing backlog of overdue maintenance
      work on roads and transit systems, creates a need for significantly
      expanded transportation revenues. However, the current political climate
      is generally unfavorable to tax increases. Given these political
      realities, what new or expanded revenue sources could be generated for
      transportation? In particular, what options will be politically feasible
      in the short and medium term? Our panel of transportation experts,
      representing viewpoints from the national and state level, will discuss
      possible revenue options and their likely reception from the public and

      Date: Friday, 6/25/10
      Time: 8:30 a.m. continental breakfast/check-in, 9-11 a.m. program

      Location: Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor,
      San Francisco, CA, 94105

      Cost: FREE

      Also know: Underwritten by the Mineta Transportation Institute

      To reserve tickets (required), go to

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