We most recently held a public forum in Detroit on September 21st to discuss our blueprint for reform entitled, Performance Driven: A New Vision for U.S. Transportation Policy, and the impact of our recommendations on the Detroit metro region. This forum was the second to be held in a series of events that we are holding across the country. It attracted leading local, state and national transportation policymakers, academics, and other key transportation stakeholders, as well as the interested public.
Our recommendations call for U.S. transportation policy to be more performance-driven, more directly linked to a set of clearly articulated goals, and more accountable for results. One of the goals of our framework is that transportation investment be measured and held accountable for generating economic growth. Speakers at the forum urged local citizens, as well as Congress, to push for these recommendations in the next transportation bill.
A full video recording of the event can be viewed here.
A number of news pieces ran in the days preceding and following the Detroit NTPP forum:
Detroit Free Press by Dennis Archer
Crain’s Detroit Business by Bill Shea
Detroit Free Press by Matt Helms
The next NTPP forum will take place in Minneapolis on Monday, November 23rd at the University of Minnesota.