Book Forum highlights Poole's provocative proposals on better infrastructure for the 21st Century
ATLANTA, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES, September 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Metro Atlanta's long-awaited Northwest Corridor reversible Express Toll Lanes just opened. In a few short weeks, MARTA will announce how it plans to spend an estimated $2.5 billion in sales tax funds over the next 40 years. Gwinnett County just scheduled its voter referendum on a transit tax; similar announcements are expected to follow.
What's next for transportation policy?
Register by Thursday for a Policy Briefing Luncheon with Robert Poole, co-founder of Reason Foundation and its Director of Transportation Policy, at 11:30 a.m on Friday, September 21, at Cobb County's Georgian Club.
Hosted by the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, this event is a book forum featuring Poole's new book, "Rethinking America's Highways: A 21st-Century Vision for Better Infrastructure." A limited number of his books are available for pre-order on Eventbrite at the discounted price of $20.
WHY BOB POOLE?
Poole's trail-blazing policy papers introduced new concepts into the U.S. transportation policy world:
*Public-private toll concessions for highway projects
**HOT (high-occupancy/toll) lanes
***HOT/express toll networks
****Dedicated truck toll lanes
*****Virtual exclusive busways
This Policy Briefing Luncheon, which is open to the public, is $50 to attend. Register online here by Thursday, September 20.
Difficulty registering? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050.
Media who wish to attend MUST contact Benita Dodd.
What: “Rethinking America's Highways,” A Policy Briefing Luncheon and Book Forum
Who: Robert Poole, Director of Transportation Policy, Reason Foundatino
When: 11:30 a.m. Friday, September 21, 2018 (Registration, networking begin at 11:00 a.m.)
Where: The Georgian Club
Directions: 100 Galleria Parkway,Suite 1700 Atlanta, GA 30339
Attire: Business, business casual (Athletic wear, sneakers, T-shirts and shorts are not allowed.)
About the Georgia Public Policy Foundation: The Foundation, established in 1991, is a nonprofit, independent, state-focused think tank that proposes market-oriented approaches to public policy to improve the lives of Georgians. This year, the Think Tanks and Civil Society Program ranked the Foundation as one of the “Best Independent Think Tanks” (2017 Global Go-To Think Tank Index). Regular events include Leadership Breakfasts and Policy Briefing Luncheons. Weekly publications are the Friday Facts and Friday Idea commentaries.
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