U.S.DOT Role in Livability to be Subject of September Online Forum
9/24/2009 - 9/24/2009
ContextSensitiveSolutions.org is pleased to
presenta Forum on Livability in partnership with the Office of the Secretary of
Transportation (OST), the Federal HighwayAdministration (FHWA), and the Federal
Transit Administration (FTA). The free event, held in webinar format, will be Thursday, September 24, 2009, from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. EST. The Forum on Livability
will be the first national-scale opportunity for dialogue with some of the key
U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) leaders and staff engaged in the new
transportation and livability initiatives of the Obama Administration.
Secretaryof Transportation Ray LaHood has identified livability as a keypriority
for transportation. The Secretary's vision is"transportation policies that focus
on people and communitieswho use the transportation system." The DOT's goal isto
chart a new course for the future and use the transportationsystem to foster an
improved quality of life for all citizens.
During the forum,
new information will be presented about the Partnership for Sustainable
Communities, announced on June 16, 2009, by the USDOT, the U.S. Department of
Housing & Urban Development (HUD), and the U.S. Environmental ProtectionAgency
(EPA). The partnership was formed to help American families in all
communities -- rural, suburban and
urban -- gain better access to
affordable housing, more transportation options, and lower transportation costs.
The three agencies will work together to ensure that these housing
and transportation goals are met while simultaneously protecting the environment,
promoting equitable development, and helping to address the challenges of climate
forum will be led by Beth Osborne, USDOT Deputy Assistant Secretary
for Transportation Policy; Gloria Shepherd, FHWA AssociateAdministrator for
Planning, Environment, and Realty; and Susan Borinsky, FTA Associate
Administrator for Planning an Environment.
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