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Tuesday, March 6 • 9:00am - 10:00am
The State of Play in Congress and the Administration

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This is our opportunity to hear from our leaders in Congress. Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) will talk through what he thinks are the opportunities and challenges ahead for improving federal funding and policy for bicycling and walking.

Repesentatitve Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) is both the sponsor of HR 4241: The Transportation Access and System Connection Act to improve data and planning for biking (and all modes). She is also a co-lead in the Problem-Solvers' caucus Infrastructure report. The Problem solvers is a bipartisan caucus looking for common sense solutions.

Bella Dinh Zarr is a member and former Vice Chair of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) . This agency is in charge of investigating crashes and major safety issues in our transportation system. NTSB investigated the Michigan crash which killed 5 cyclists, and recently released a report on how speed effects safety on our roadways (the speed report will also be covered in detail in the panel sesssion following the plenary.)


Representative Blumenauer

Democratic Congressman from Portland, OR and Co-Chair of the Congressional Bike Caucus

Representative Elizabeth Esty

Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) is the lead sponsor of HR 4241 The Transportation Access and System Connection Act.She is also the co-lead on the infrastructure plan for the Bi-Partisan Problem Solvers Caucus

Bella Dinh-Zarr PhD, MPH

Dr. Dinh-Zarr is on the Board of the National Transportation safety Board, the agency charged with determining the probable cause of transportation crashes and promoting transportation safety.

Tuesday March 6, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am EST
Grand Ballroom