January 31, 2011
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LaHood, Rogoff, Cook to Address 2011 Legislative Conference
DOT Secretary Ray LaHood, a frequent participant in APTA meetings, will offer the keynote address at the March 14 Opening General Session of the 2010 Legislative Conference at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington, DC.
Peter M. Rogoff, administrator of the Federal Transit Administration, will participate in a session that afternoon featuring key modal administrators from DOT, discussing issues including the outlook on surface transportation authorization and program updates.
Political commentator Charlie Cook, publisher of the Cook Political Report and columnist for National Journal, will bring his insights to the March 13 “Welcome to Washington” session. Cook—described by Washingtonian magazine as “the man who knows more about everything political than anyone else”—has observed and analyzed state and national politics for more than two decades.
Cook is a political analyst for NBC News who has also appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America, Nightline, and This Week, and NBC’s Today and Meet the Press, as well as CNBC, MSNBC, C-SPAN, and National Public Radio. Before joining the National Journal Group in 1998, Cook wrote a twice-weekly column in the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call.
Other highlights of the conference include a breakfast briefing on “The Insider Perspective on the Transit Industry”; presentations by members of Congress and stakeholders in the transportation community; and a luncheon program featuring satirical entertainment by the always popular Capitol Steps. APTA members will have time to visit Capitol Hill on March 15 to meet with their representatives, including a reception co-sponsored by APTA and the Amalgamated Transit Union.
For conference information, contact Meredith Slesinger at (202) 496-4860 or email@example.com. For registration information, contact Adam Martin at (202) 496-4845 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.apta.com.