Transportation and business forum recap
Oregon faces many transportation challenges: worsening congestion, failing infrastructure and a reliance on unsustainable fossil fuels, to name a few. How can we take advantage of new technologies and greater efficiencies to boost our economy and move people and freight in a more sustainable way?
This April 7, 2016 event spotlighted promising transportation trends and creative solutions and featured Dan Sperling of the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC-Davis, an expert on evolving transportation technologies and other innovative transportation trends, and Lane Beattie, CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and a former State Senate President, who spearheaded a successful campaign for significant state investment in transportation, including transit. Gregg Kantor, President & CEO of NW Natural Gas, responded and shared initial recommendations coming from the Governor’s Transportation Vision Panel. Our moderator was Lynn Peterson, recent secretary of transportation in Washington State.