What: An Evening Reception and Conversation on VMT
Topic: VMT: Could a Mileage-Based Fee be the Next Transportation Funding Mechanism?
When: Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm; Speaker Remarks at 6:15 pm
Metro: Dupont Circle, Red Line
Parking: Public Garage and Limited Street Parking available
Cost: $10.00. Beer/wine and light refreshments provided.
Adrian Moore , Vice President of Policy, Reason Foundation
Reason Foundation is a non-profit think tank advancing free minds and free markets. Mr. Moore, who has testified before Congress on several occasions, regularly advises federal, state and local officials on ways to streamline government and reduce costs. In 2008 and 2009, he served on Congress’ National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission. The commission offered “specific recommendations for increasing investment in transportation infrastructure while at the same time moving the Federal Government away from reliance on motor fuel taxes toward more direct fees charged to transportation infrastructure users.” He is co-author of the book Mobility First: A New Vision for Transportation in a Globally Competitive 21st Century (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008).
Dr. Johanna Smud, Director, Transportation, Space, and Technology, RAND Corporation
Johanna Zmud is director of the RAND Corporation’s Transportation, Space and Technology Program and has 24 years of experience in survey research design, implementation, and statistical analysis. Prior to joining RAND, she served as founding owner and president of NuStats, a U.S.-based survey science consultancy specializing in complex and large-scale social research studies. She pioneered the application of social science and survey science practices in many areas of transportation research. Currently, she is cochair of the International Steering Committee for Travel Survey Conferences and coeditor of Transport Survey Methods: Keeping Up With a Changing World (Emerald, 2010). She serves on two policy committees of the U.S. National Research Council, Equity Implications of Alternative Transportation Finance Mechanisms and Strategies for Improved Passenger and Freight Travel Data. She earned her Ph.D. in communication research from the Annenberg School at the University of Southern California, where she studied attitude and behavior measurement as well as the acceptance and impact of new technologies.