The Outlook for Transportation Policy and Funding in the 111th Congress

Holland & Knight Webinar
January 26, 2009

With a new presidential administration on the horizon, and as the 111th Congress begins to consider the economic recovery package that will significantly impact transportation policies and projects, Holland & Knight's transportation policy experts will present an overview of what is forthcoming as it pertains to transit, highways and related programs and aviation. In what is sure to be a year of change and historical importance, set your policy direction with the aid and insight of Holland & Knight's seasoned professionals in this Webinar presentation.

Roundtable Discussion Presenters:

Jeffrey Boothe is a Partner practicing in the area of transportation and is experienced in representing public transit properties seeking federal appropriations, project authorization, and federal approvals to build and operate bus and rail systems.

Shawna Francis Watley is a Senior Policy Advisor with over 14 years of public policy and political experience. She was the founder and president of the Francis Group LLC, which specialized in government relations consulting and advocacy for transportation issues. Her transportation experience began in her role as the Manager of Federal Relations for the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Authority.

David C. Whitestone is a Partner practicing in the area of appropriations, transportation and government relations emphasizing legislative counseling, strategy development, drafting and monitoring of federal, state and local government transportation activities.  Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Whitestone served on the legislative staff of U.S. Rep. Frank R. Wolf.

Rich Gold is a Partner practicing in the areas of legislative and environmental law, emphasizing strategy development, lobbying, legislative and regulatory counseling, and creative solutions to corporate, nonprofit, and governmental issues at the federal level. He is the leader of Holland & Knight's Public Policy & Regulation Practice Group, which was recently ranked 5th among lobbying practices at law firms that earned more than $7 million in revenues in 2008 by Influence magazine.

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