Getting There in the Digital Age: How to Craft a 21st Century Surface Transportation Bill

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
2237 Rayburn House Office Building
45 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20515

Next-generation information and communications technologies are revolutionizing America’s transportation system. With the emergence of intelligent infrastructure, connected and fully autonomous vehicles, and innovative payment systems, the future of surface transportation lies not just in pouring more asphalt, but in leveraging information technology to improve every aspect of the U.S. transportation network—from roadways and private vehicles to commercial truck fleets and public transit systems. This will create tremendous benefits, including improved safety, greater mobility, lower environmental impact, and increased productivity. But achieving this promise will require a new approach to federal surface transportation policy and funding.

Please join us as ITIF releases a new report, Driving ICT Innovation In the 2015 Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill, which articulates key principles and provides actionable policy recommendations to make ICT-based innovation a central focus of both the 2015 transportation bill and U.S. transportation policy overall.

05/19/2015 12:0005/19/2015 13:30America/New_YorkITIF Event: Getting There in the Digital Age: How to Craft a 21st Century Surface Transportation Bill2237 Rayburn House Office Building, 45 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20515More information:
Blake Farenthold
Representative (R-TX)
U.S. Congress
Robert D. Atkinson
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Mary Brown
Senior Director of Government Affairs
Cisco Systems
Hilary Cain
Director, Tech and Innovation Policy
Stephen Ezell
Vice President, Global Innovation Policy
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Jonathan Gifford
Director, Center for Transportation Public-Private Partnership Policy
George Mason University