Capitol Hill Briefing

Liberating the Roads: A New Direction for Federal Highway Policy

January 31, 2005 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST

B-354 Rayburn House Office Building

Featuring Gabriel Roth, Transportation Consultant and Former Transportation Economist at the World Bank; and Stephen Slivinski, Director of Budget Studies, Cato Institute.

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The new Congress will soon resume deliberations on the highway bill. The debate is likely to not be about the propriety of federal highway programs but about how much should be spent. Perhaps Congress should start by asking whether the highway bill should be reauthorized in the first place. Stephen Slivinski and Gabriel Roth will suggest that it is time for a new direction in highway policy that would devolve the full responsibility for the building and financing of roads to the states. Please join us for a thought‐​provoking discussion with our experts.