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Given the nearly $87.2 billion lost to congestion every year and more than 4.2 billion hours squandered by motorists stuck in traffic annually, the federal government has been testing several programs nationwide to help combat the bottlenecks choking American cities. Jeffrey Lindley will discuss the congestion reduction strategies being considered by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and provide some insight regarding the types of opportunities regions can expect to see from the next federal surface transportation bill to help relieve the pressures and economic strain caused by congestion. Nick Thompson will give an in-depth look at Minnesota’s success with congestion pricing techniques along two major highways and highlight the building blocks that have led to a reduction in traffic. Finally, Kristi Lafleur will discuss ways the Illinois Tollway is working to address the Chicago region's congestion problems.
PANEL DISCUSSION FEATURING
Transportation Specialist, Federal Highway Administration
Director- Policy Analysis, Research & Innovation, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Executive Director, Illinois Tollway
Register online today. The cost of the roundtable, which includes lunch, is $15 for MPC donors and $30 for all others. Seating is limited, so pre-registration is required.
Thanks to Wilbur Smith Associates for sponsoring this event.