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James Garland, FHWA: Science, Technology, Innovation and Policy Leadership Seminar Series
April 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
April 11, 2019Science, Technology, Innovation & Policy Leadership Seminar
Reception will follow presentation.
Presentation begins at 4:30 pm
James Garland, Federal Highway Administration
Team Leader- Transportation Planning Capacity Building Program
Title: Megaregions: Planning for the Future
Abstract: Megaregions are characterized and defined as a collection of urban centers and their surrounding rural areas, connected by existing economic, social, and infrastructure relationships. These networks serve as incubators of innovation, driving vital parts of the U.S. economy that benefit surrounding regions and rural areas. While Megaregions can be delineated and structured in different ways, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has preliminarily identified 13 Megaregions and National Economic Partnership opportunities in the U.S. based on feedback from State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) as well as patterns of connectivity in passenger travel, freight movement, and infrastructure. To date, Megaregions generate the vast majority of the Nation’s gross domestic product and will soon contain more than two-thirds of the Nation’s population.
Bio: James Garland leads and manages the Planning Capacity Building Program at the U.S. Department of Transportation- Federal Highway Administration in the Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty in Washington, DC. James has almost 17 years of multi-modal planning experience related to policy development and implementation, Smart Cities, and more. Previously, he managed the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) where he developed and implemented a $25M research budget of transportation planning and environmental products. Prior to this, he was the New Starts Team Leader with the Federal Transit Administration Office of Planning, where he led the development of light rail and subway projects in Los Angeles, Seattle, San Diego, and Portland (OR). James holds a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from Columbia University in New York, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Studies and Public Policy from Dillard University in New Orleans. He also serves as a board member for the TRB Committee on Metropolitan Planning, Policy, and Process.
Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President of the National Capital Region
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