Policy Forum

The Right Road for America: Top‐​Down Transportation Planning vs. Customer‐​Driven Mobility

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Date and Time
September 15, 2009 12 - 2 PM EDT
Featuring Alan Pisarski, Author, Commuting in America; Gabriel Roth, Editor, Street Smart; and Randal O’Toole, Author, The Best‐​Laid Plans and Senior Fellow, Cato Institute. Moderated by Peter Van Doren, Senior Fellow and Editor, Regulation, Cato Institute.

The Obama Administration admits that one of its environmental goals is to “coerce people out of their cars.” The administration’s “behavior modification” plans would spend more tax dollars on high‐​speed rail and transit, leaving highways increasingly congested and dangerous to use.

This forum will present alternatives focused on customer‐​driven transportation funded by user fees, not taxes. Please join authors Alan Pisarski, Gabriel Roth, and Randal O’Toole to learn how reducing the environmental impacts of mobility without reducing mobility itself is less costly and more successful than efforts to change people’s behavior.