February 10, 2021

Free Webinar~America Walks: The Biden Administration & Transportation Policy

DATE: Monday, February 22nd, 2021
Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am Pacific Time

It is hard to keep up with all the excellent (and free) webinars available right now~but here’s another one of note. The change of leader in the United States will impact how transportation is viewed and funded.

The inauguration of President Joe Biden and the appointment of Pete Buttigieg as USDOT leader creates the potential for a dramatic shift in U.S. transportation policy. We’ve already heard discussions of complete streets, sidewalk construction, increased transit funding and removal of highways that divided Black communities. How big a shift will it be? What is currently in the works?

We’ve put together a group of experts that is engaged in watching, and pushing, the Biden Administration on transportation policy, learn more about them below. Join us for a panel discussion and Q and A to learn their experiential insights.

Beth Osborne is the Director of Transportation for America. She was previously at the U.S. Department of Transportation, where she served as the Acting Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy managing the TIGER Discretionary Grant program, the Secretary’s livability initiative, the development of the Administration’s surface transportation authorization proposal.

Toks Omishakin was appointed director of the California Department of Transportation by Governor Newsom in 2019. He manages a $15 billion budget and nearly 21,000 employees who oversee 50,000 lane miles of highways, maintain 13,000 bridges, permit more than 400 public-use airports, fund three of Amtrak’s busiest intercity rail services and support more than 200 transit agencies.

Marianne Fowler is the Senior Strategist for Policy Advocacy at Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. Marianne has been with the RTC since 1988, and her pivotal roles in the ISTEA, TEA-21 and SAFETEA-LU reauthorizations have established her reputation as a veritable legend of the rail-trail movement and one of the true game-changers in the history of American bike/ped policy.

Paulina Baeza Paulina is an Architect from Puebla, Mexico, with a Master’s degree in Urban Management, Land Valuation and Planning from Barcelona, Spain, where she conducted research at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. She recently completed her second Master’s at the University of Oklahoma Urban Design Studio, and has participated in workshops, conferences and the development of projects in Spain, Germany, Mexico and the United States. 

DATE: Monday, February 22nd, 2021

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am Pacific Time

You can register by clicking this link.

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