2008 Oberstar Forum - The Next Authorization: Transforming Transportation Policy?

Monday, April 7, 2008 - 2:00pm
United States

About the Forum

The seventh James L. Oberstar Forum on Transportation Policy and Technology was held on Monday, April 7, 2008, in Minneapolis. The forum addressed potential directions of the next authorization of the federal transportation act, which will succeed SAFETEA-LU (Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users) at the end of its five-year period of 2005 through 2009. The forum used as one source of information the recent report Transportation for Tomorrow created by the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission, which recommends dramatic institutional reform and revamping of federal transportation programs and policy.

The public portion of the forum began with Congressman Oberstar's keynote speech, "Transformation of National Transportation Policy for the 21st Century." Panel discussions with state and national leaders followed.


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