GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT
July 17, 2013
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August 28 Event Focuses on ‘Georgia Transportation: The Next Frontier’
Atlanta – You are invited to join the Georgia Public Policy Foundation on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at the Georgian Club for a noon Policy Briefing Luncheon keynoted by Foundation Senior Fellow Baruch Feigenbaum, “Georgia Transportation: The Next Frontier.”
Feigenbaum, a metro Atlanta resident and Transportation Policy Analyst at the Reason Foundation, will unveil his new study, “Reducing Traffic Congestion and Increasing Mobility in Atlanta: 2013.”
This event is open to the public and will cost $30 to attend. Register online by Monday, August 26, at http://tinyurl.com/ln9lmhv.
Feigenbaum has a diverse background researching and implementing transportation issues including public-private partnerships, high-speed rail, highway funding, land use, government spending and ports. He is author of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation 2012 Issue Analysis, “Getting Georgia Going: An Analysis of the Referendum on Georgia’s Transportation Special Local Options Sales Tax.” The Issue Analysis was released ahead of the July transportation sales tax referendum in Georgia. The referendum, which involved a vote in each of 12 regions across the state on a project list that a 10-year penny tax would fund, passed in three regions.
Feigenbaum, who has a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning with a concentration in transportation from Georgia Tech and a bachelor’s in public policy from Georgia State University, participates in various transportation organizations including Transportation Research Board committees that study transportation finance, bus transit systems and Intelligent Transportation Systems. He is a member of the American Planning Association and Institute of Transportation Engineers. His articles have been featured in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The Washington Post and his blog is featured on Reason Foundation’s Web site.
Prior to joining Reason, Feigenbaum handled transportation issues on Capitol Hill for U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland of Georgia.
Media interested in attending must contact Benita Dodd at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-256-4050.
Who: Baruch Feigenbaum
What: “Georgia Transportation: The Next Frontier,” a Policy Briefing Luncheon
When: Noon, Wednesday, August 28, 2013 (Registration, networking begin at 11:30 a.m.)
Where: The Georgian Club, 100 Galleria Parkway, Suite 1700, Atlanta, GA 30339
Attire: Business, Business Casual. No jeans, cut-offs, tennis shoes, collarless sport shirts, shorts or athletic attire.
About the Georgia Public Policy Foundation: Established in 1991, the Foundation is an independent, state-focused think tank that proposes, market-oriented approaches to public policy to improve the lives of Georgians. The Foundation’s regular events include Leadership Breakfasts and Policy Briefing Luncheons. Weekly publications are the Friday Facts and Friday Idea commentaries. Visit our Web site at georgiapolicy.org. Join The Forum at forum.georgiapolicy.org. Like the Foundation’s Facebook page at facebook.com/GeorgiaPolicy and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/gppf.
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