On June 21, 2013 in San Francisco at the Commonwealth Club, The Mineta Transportation Insitute sponsored “Transportation Finance: Catching up with the Rest of the World.” Rod Diridon introduced retired US Secretary of Transportation and former US Congressman Norman Mineta. In turn, Mineta introduced Kathryn Thomson, Acting General Counsel of the US Dept. of Transportation. There was also an extraordinary panel including Asha Weinstein Agrawal, PhD, Director of Mineta Transportation Institute’s National Transportation Finance Center, Flora Castillo, Chair of the American Public Transportation Association, Malcolm Dougherty, Director of Caltrans, Mortimer Downey, Former US Deputy Secretary of Transportation and Jeff Morales of the CEO of the California High Speed Rail Authority. They discussed how to finance America’s urgent infrastructure needs.
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