Friday, August 3, 2012

August 23 Oberstar forum: Innovations in Road Safety

Please join us for "Innovations in Road Safety," the next Forum hosted by James L. Oberstar. Featured speakers will include Sen. Amy Klobuchar and FHWA Administrator Victor Mendez

Thursday, August 23, 2012
3:00 - 5:00 pm
University Hotel-Minneapolis - Humphrey Ballroom
615 Washington Ave. SE

Road fatalities and serious injuries in the United States are not only tragedies for the families and friends of the victims but also a significant economic cost - both to our nation's health care system and in lost productivity. In recent years, technology and policy innovations have helped to reduce traffic fatalities, and they have the potential to further reduce road deaths in the future.

Former Congressman James L. Oberstar, chair of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee from 2007 to 2011, will host a forum with U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar and FHWA Administrator Victor Mendez to discuss innovations in road safety. The event will also highlight U.S. state initiatives, including the Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths program, and what they are doing to reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries.

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James L. Oberstar (host and moderator), Former U.S. Congressman
Amy Klobuchar, U.S. Senator, Minnesota
Victor Mendez, Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, USDOT

Discussion Panel
Tom Sorel, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Tom Horan, Research Director, Center for Excellence in Rural Safety, University of Minnesota
Max Donath, Director, Intelligent Transportation Systems Institute, University of Minnesota

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