Google Tech Talk April 13, 2009 ABSTRACT Presented by Ilana Preuss. This year, a new transportation bill will be working its way through Congress, and now is the time to talk about bold new ideas for a 21st century transportation system. The Transportation for America Campaign, a national coalition to drastically reform the transportation bill, is bringing people together across the country to hear about the projects and visions for change that people have. How we will move people and goods more cheaply and protect our environment? What do we need in a national transportation system to compete in the global market? What do we need to get from our homes to our jobs or to school? How do we build a transportation system that helps us reach our climate change goals? Join the Google Town Hall Meeting on Transportation to learn about the Transportation for America Campaign, talk about critical transportation needs for the region, and discuss how we can get there. Congress is talking about $500 billion for transportation - what do you want to spend it on? Ilana Preuss is the Outreach and Field Director for the Transportation for America Campaign. In this role, Ilana focuses on outreach and field organizing throughout this nationally comprehensive political campaign. She is responsible for recruiting a wide diversity of partners for the campaign to reform national transportation policy, and build constituency support to follow through with the campaigns legislative strategy. She seeks to build strong advocacy partnerships across the country to ensure that transportation investments meet the needs of our communities big and small. Ilana joined the Transportation for America Campaign after seven years in the smart growth division at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, most recently as director of the technical assistance program. In that position, she worked with local officials, development and design practitioners and many others to assist communities in transportation planning, transit-oriented development, downtown and suburban redevelopment, zoning reform and other efforts. http://t4america.org/
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