The Obama Administration is expected to roll out its Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal Feb. 2, including revised parameters for its “GROW AMERICA” surface transportation reauthorization proposal.  As part of the day’s events, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx will be hosting an on-line “virtual fireside chat” to highlight the transportation aspects of the proposal.  Joining Secretary Foxx is Eric Schmidt, the chairman of Google —a company very active in the development of autonomous and connected vehicles.  All ARTBA members are welcome to view the event, beginning at 6 p.m. EST, by following the instructions below.  ARTBA will be issuing a full report on the budget proposal after it is released.


A Virtual Fireside Chat
on the
Future of Transportation in America

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Google Chairman Eric Schmidt

Monday, February 2nd, 2015
3:00pm – 4:00pm PST
(6:00pm – 7:00pm EST)

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(The site will be live one hour prior to start)

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Please join us for a fireside chat with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and Eric Schmidt, as they discuss a new analysis from the U.S. Department of Transportation, “Beyond Traffic,” which anticipates the trends and choices facing our transportation system over the next three decades. “Beyond Traffic” is offered to the public as a DRAFT to ignite a national conversation on how new technologies and public policy will shape U.S. transportation systems to enable new safety, mobility, growth, and economic benefits for our future. A final report will be released later in 2015 based on the national dialogue sparked by this analysis.