September 16, 2020 from 1:15 PM–2:00 PM

Transportation Planning and Spending in the Time of COVID

Hosted by Association of Equipment Manufacturers Eno Center for Transportation

The COVID-19 pandemic hammered state and municipal budgets across the United States. A recent analysis by the National League of Cities found that nearly two-thirds of localities ether paused or halted some capital expenditures and infrastructure projects like roads, bridges, and public transit. Some public transit agencies are beginning to plan for service reductions. At the same time, infrastructure spending is also considered a key stimulus tool to right the struggling economy, through needed investments and jobs. This webinar will discuss new approaches to understanding and addressing the challenges the public health crisis and economic recession bring to transportation funding and planning.

Speakers include:

  • Robert Puentes, President/CEO, Eno Center for Transportation, President/CEO (Moderator)
  • Alan Pisarski, Independent Consultant
  • Rodney E Slater, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs; Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation
  • Joshua Schank, Director, Los Angeles Metro Office of Extraordinary Innovation