Chatting with Ray LaHood!
If you’re going to be in Vegas tomorrow for the Netroots Nation conference, make sure to stop by the terrific transportation panel featuring Transp Sec. Ray LaHood and our very own Radhika Fox (plus Duncan Black of Eschaton and David Alpert of Greater Greater Washington)
And here’s the description:
Bikes, trains, stimulus, and the Obama Cabinet’s biggest surprise
Thursday, July 22nd 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM Pacific, Brasilia 1
Despite early expectations or fears, one of the two Republicans in President Obama’s cabinet and head of an often-obscure agency has become one of the administration’s rock stars. Ray LaHood has elevated public transportation, biking and walking to prominence in American transportation policy just as the Recovery Act of 2009 pumped billions into new projects. How has a former Republican Congressman pushed some of Obama’s most progressive policy successes, and what’s needed to cement a new direction in federal policy that deeply affects where we live and how we get around?
UPDATE: Great news! The session will be live-streamed here.
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