Three sessions at the TRB 94th Annual Meeting on Monday, January 12, 2015 will explore priorities and key issues developed by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and are slated to involve top administration officials. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx will preside at the session, "U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx's 30-Year Plan: A Framework for the Future," unveiling USDOT's efforts over the past year to create a comprehensive, long-lasting transportation plan. He will facilitate a panel discussion that includes other industry leaders to provoke a frank conversation among users, developers, managers and public officials.
Two additional sessions on safety and equity have also been organized by the USDOT. Safety remains a top priority of the department, and "U.S. DOT - Safety at the Top" will provide updates on ongoing safety work and initiatives. Access to reliable, safe, and affordable transportation is central to Secretary Foxx's agenda, and "Creating Ladders of Opportunity: US DOT's Efforts to Increase Access for the Future" will focus on increased measures within existing planning processes and DOT programs.