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Innovations in Road Safety: A Forum Hosted by James L. Oberstar
Thursday, August 23, 2012 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CDT)
Innovations in Road Safety
A Forum hosted by James L. Oberstar
With Sen. Amy Klobuchar and
FHWA Administrator Victor Mendez
Road fatalities and serious injuries in the United States are not only tragedies for the families and friends of the victims but also a significant economic cost - both to our nation's health care system and in lost productivity. In recent years, technology and policy innovations have helped to reduce traffic fatalities, and they have the potential to further reduce road deaths in the future.
Former Congressman James L. Oberstar, chair of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee from 2007 to 2011, will host a forum with U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar and FHWA Administrator Victor Mendez to discuss innovations in road safety. The event will also highlight U.S. state initiatives, including the Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths program, and what they are doing to reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries.
2:30 PM Registration
3:00 PM Innovations in Road Safety - A Forum hosted by James L. Oberstar
Welcome: Dr. Eric Schwartz, Dean, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota; and Laurie McGinnis, Director, Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota.
Host and Moderator: James L. Oberstar
Opening Remarks: Amy Klobuchar, U.S. Senator, Minnesota
Keynote Speaker: Victor Mendez, Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
Innovations in Road Safety Panel:
Tom Sorel, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Transportation
David Brand, Chair, National Association of County Engineers (NACE), Roadway Safety Committee
Dr. Tom Horan, Research Director, Center for Excellence in Rural Safety, University of Minnesota
Dr. Max Donath, Director, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Institute, University of Minnesota
5:00 PM Adjourn
Reception with light refreshments to follow.
Please park in the Washington Avenue Ramp, accessed from Union Street SE. For more information on hotel parking and road closures related to Central Corridor LRT construction, please see the following links:
Sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Rural Safety of the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the Center for Transportation Studies of the University of Minnesota with the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
The Hubert H. Humphrey School of the University of Minnesota is hospitable to a diversity of opinions and aspirations. The Humphrey School does not itself take positions on issues of public policy.
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State and Local Policy Program, the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs
The State and Local Policy Program (SLPP) is a Center in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, shaping public policy to benefit people and communities.
The Humphrey School of Public Affairs ranks among the top professional schools of public affairs at public universities in the country. The School is widely recognized for its role in examining public issues and shaping public policy at the local, state, national, and international levels, and for providing leadership and management expertise to public and nonprofit organizations.
The Humphrey School is named for one of the most productive public servants in our nation's history. Hubert H. Humphrey dominated Minnesota's political landscape in the decades following World War II. His career is a compelling story of promise, ambition, disappointment, compromise, and accomplishment.