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Cato Transportation Forum, 27 May

The Cato Institute invites you to a Policy Forum Relief from Gridlock: Surface Transportation Reauthorization in 2009 Featuring Randal O’Toole Cato Institute Samuel Staley Reason Foundation Greg Cohen American Highway User Alliance Moderator Jerry Taylor Cato Institute In reauthorizing the federal gas tax and surface transportation funding, the next Congress can continue historic trends of dictating thousands of earmarks and other mandates that reduce our transportation efficiency and, like recent ethanol programs, have huge unintended consequences. Or it can streamline federal transportation programs to make urban and other surface transport systems run smoothly, efficiently, and with minimal waste of energy and greenhouse gas emissions. This policy forum will present a variety of proposals for breaking out of the transportation gridlock we currently suffer. Tuesday, May 27, 2008 12:00 PM (Luncheon to follow) Cato events, unless otherwise noted, are free of charge. To register, visit www.cato.org, e-mail events@cato.org, fax (202) 371-0841, or call (202) 789-5229 by 12:00 PM, Monday, May 26. News media inquiries only (no registrations), please call (202) 789-5200. If you cannot make it to the Cato Institute, watch this Forum live online at www.cato.org. Soon we will be sending invitations by e-mail only. If you are not already receiving these invitations by e-mail, please send us your address today.

Samuel R. Staley, Ph.D. is a senior research fellow at Reason Foundation and managing director of the DeVoe L. Moore Center at Florida State University in Tallahassee where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in urban planning, regulation, and urban economics. Prior to joining Florida State, Staley was director of urban growth and land-use policy for Reason Foundation where he helped establish its urban policy program in 1997.