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Book talk: The Road to Renewal: Private Investment in U.S. Transportation Infrastructure

Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Mann Library, Room 160
Cornell University Mann Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

Despite record levels of government spending, America's transportation system is plagued by traffic congestion, decaying infrastructure, and politicization of transportation funding-leading to calamities such as the 2007 collapse an interstate highway bridge over the Mississippi River and political fiascos like Alaska's infamous "Bridge to Nowhere." In "The Road to Renewal" (AEI Press, 2011), R. Richard Geddes surveys the current state of U.S. ground transportation and finds that, like the roads themselves, transportation policy is in desperate need of repair.

Join Dr. Geddes, associate professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell, for a "Chats in the Stacks" talk about his new book, the most comprehensive resource to date about how we can attract private investment to help meet U.S. infrastructure needs, and a compelling argument for new approaches to road financing in America.

A reception and book signing will follow. The "Chats in the Stacks" book talk is funded by the Mary A. Morrison Public Education Fund at Mann Library.

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Lynn Bertoia

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Rick Geddes

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Dept. of Policy Analysis and Management

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