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U.S. PIRG Senior Analyst Phineas Baxandall and Frontier Group
Senior Policy Analyst Tony Dutzik will talk about the implications
of changing driving trends in the United States. For decades,
public officials and transportation planners have assumed that the
number of miles driven can go in only one direction--up. Nearly a
decade of stagnating vehicle travel in the U.S., the arrival of a
Millennial generation more open to urban and car-light lifestyles,
and an explosion of new technology-enabled transportation choices
are forcing a reexamination of this assumption. Is this an
opportunity to rethink our transportation priorities in fundamental
Phineas was Assistant Director at the Kennedy School’s Taubman Center and Rappaport Institute before joining U.S. PIRG Education Fund in 2006. He taught political economy for eight years at Harvard’s Social Studies program.
Tony has spent the past 12 years as a policy analyst with Frontier Group, a non-profit multi-issue policy think tank, where he has written extensively on transportation, energy, global warming and other issues.