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U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will be the keynote speaker at the NCSL State Transportation Leaders Summit in Atlanta. The Transportation Summit is held in conjunction with NCSL’s 39th Legislative Summit.
Secretary Foxx joined the U.S. Department of Transportation after serving as the mayor of Charlotte, N.C., from 2009 to 2013. As secretary of Transportation, Foxx leads an agency of more than 55,000 employees and a $70 billion budget that oversees air, maritime and surface transportation.
Secretary Foxx’s remarks will take place on Monday, Aug. 12, from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. at the Georgia World Congress Center (Level 3-B312).
The State Transportation Leaders Summit is an opportunity for legislators from more than 30 states, including more than 20 transportation committee chairs, to discuss and learn from their peers in other statehouses about successful state efforts to fund, finance and streamline transportation programs. The entire program runs from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Summit is co-chaired by incoming NCSL president, Oregon Senator Bruce Starr and Minnesota Senator Scott Dibble, chair of Minnesota’s Senate Transportation and Public Safety committee.
All meetings held in conjunction with NCSL’s Legislative Summit are open to the press. Onsite registration in the NCSL Press Room is required, but free to credentialed members of the media.
NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the states, commonwealths and territories. It provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues and is an effective and respected advocate for the interests of the states in the American federal system.
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