July 13, 2009 – July 16, 2009
For the first time in its history, the Environmental Analysis and Transportation committee of the Transportation Research Board’s summer meeting is being hosted by a non-governmental organization, The Conservation Fund. It will be held at the home of the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Conservation Training Center (NCTC).
The meeting is being co-hosted by Maryland and West Virginia. The meeting’s aim is to Think Beyond the Transportation Footprint: New Partners and New Scales.
Why now? The answer is straightforward: America is in the midst of a major infrastructure investment. To assure our country’s long-term competitiveness and economic growth, our transportation system must operate effectively. The Obama administration has made it a priority to make this happen, with reinvestment in our national infrastructure at the top of the list.
Natural resources, however, play a significant role in public infrastructure. Elected officials, government agencies, and transportation managers around the country faced the difficulty of stimulating the economy while also addressing the complicated problem of climate change and other environmental issues. Join us as we Look Beyond the Transportation Footprint!
The Conservation Fund