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Foundation Unveils Transportation Study at May 23 Leadership Breakfast

Atlanta — Ahead of Georgia’s July 31 regional referendum on a penny transportation sales tax, the Georgia Public Policy Foundation will host “Getting Georgia Going,” a Leadership Breakfast at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23, at Cobb County’s Georgian Club.

 

Reason Foundation transportation policy analyst Baruch Feigenbaum will unveil a study of the state of transportation in Georgia, focusing on the transportation project list for metro Atlanta, and discuss “Getting Georgia Going” into congestion relief and mobility. Feigenbaum, a resident of metro Atlanta, has a diverse background researching and implementing transportation issues including public-private partnerships, high-speed rail, highway funding, land use, government spending and ports.

Feigenbaum, who has a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning with a concentration in transportation from Georgia Tech and a bachelor’s in public policy from Georgia State University, participates in various transportation organizations including Transportation Research Board committees that study transportation finance, bus transit systems and Intelligent Transportation Systems. He is a member of the American Planning Association and Institute of Transportation Engineers. His articles have been featured in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The Washington Post and his blog is featured on Reason Foundation’s Web site.

Prior to joining Reason, Feigenbaum handled transportation issues on Capitol Hill for U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland of Georgia.

This event will cost $25 to attend. Register by Monday, May 21, 2012, online at http://tinyurl.com/7ldaqnk. Media interested in attending please contact Benita Dodd at or 404-256-4050. (Difficulty registering? Contact Benita Dodd.)

Who: Baruch Feigenbaum, Reason Foundation

What: “Getting Georgia Going,” a Leadership Breakfast

When: 8 a.m., Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Where: The Georgian Club, 100 Galleria Parkway, Suite 1700, Atlanta, GA 30339

Directions: http://tinyurl.com/4cf9yy2

 

About the Georgia Public Policy Foundation: Established in 1991, the Foundation is an independent, state-based think tank that proposes practical, market-oriented approaches to public policy to improve the lives of Georgians. The Foundation’s regular events include Leadership Breakfasts and Policy Briefing Luncheons. Weekly publications are the Friday Facts and Friday Idea commentaries. Visit our Web site at georgiapolicy.org. Join The Forum at forum.georgiapolicy.org. Like the Foundation’s Facebook page at facebook.com/GeorgiaPolicy and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/gppf.