PowerPoint shows from the 2010 Preserving the American Dream conference are posted on the American Dream Coalition web site. Here are a few interesting comments made at the conference.
“The U.S. Department of Transportation was created on April Fools Day, 1967. Today, it produces a product (mobility) that it doesn’t understand and doesn’t care much about it.” — Alan Pisarski
“Why don’t people live closer to work? Less than 20 percent of travel is work-related, and 30 percent of households do not have any commuters. So people don’t base where they live on where they work.” — Steve Polzin
“The real issue [during reauthorization] is whether we are going to fund the cities directly or through the states. It really is about big-city mayors and their access to funding in Washington.” — Alan Pisarski
“The air coming out of a 2009 or 2010 motorcoach engine is cleaner than the air that is going in.” — Clyde Hart, American Motorcoach Association.
“Historically, higher-density housing housed lower income families. Now we are building high-density housing for high-income households. But we canâ€™t assume that the travel habits of of people who lived in historic higher densities will apply to new higher densities.” — Steve Polzin