Transportation Research Board’s 101st Annual Meeting
Ed Kussy and Rob Thornton will participate in the Transportation Research Board’s 101st Annual Meeting on January 11, 2022, in Washington, DC.
Ed will serve as a panelist for the presentation “Mileage Based User Fees” to explore the legal and policy implications of implementing mileage-based user fees, including such matters as privacy, equity, data use and ownership and enforcement.
Following the first panel discussion, Ed will then moderate the next session, “Environmental and Transportation Initiatives in the Biden Administration,” during which Rob will specifically address the topic of “Navigating the Environmental Process: Will the Infrastructure Bill Make a Difference?” Since the Biden administration has designated environmental reform as a key initiative and has both implemented and proposed many policy and legal changes, the panelists will discuss those that have a direct impact on federal surface transportation programs. Such areas include greenhouse gas emissions, implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act, protection of cultural resources and many others. They will also consider how these initiatives interact with the administration’s ambitious infrastructure proposals.