21st Century Transportation for America

July 13 - 1:30pm EDT / 1.5 Hour

Learn about the state-of-the-art high speed rail system advancing in the Pacific Northwest planned to connect Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver, BC. Catch up on the latest studies, system details, benefits, schedule, and more.

Hear from Washington's Transportation Secretary Roger Millar about the $355 Billion in game-changing economic benefits the system will bring to the region and state. Early feasibility studies have demonstrated the market viability of the concept and confirmed that it would be transformative.

Hear about Governor Inslee's vision that includes a transportation system that is fast, frequent, reliable, and environmentally responsible, and how it would unite the region in the common goals for economic development, increased collaboration, affordable housing, new jobs, tourism, multimodal connections,
and more.



Roger Millar joined the Washington State Department of Transportation as deputy secretary in October 2015 and was appointed secretary of transportation in August 2016. He oversees an agency that is the steward of a complex, multimodal transportation system, and responsible for ensuring that people and goods move safely and efficiently.

Millar is an experienced land use and transportation engineer, planner and program manager with an international reputation for innovative approaches to conservation and development. The prominent theme that has run through his career has been planning and implementing transportation systems that are not ends unto themselves; but rather, the means toward economic vitality, environmental stewardship, social equity, public health and aesthetic quality.

His work on the Portland Streetcar and the Glenwood Springs to Aspen Bus Rapid Transit system provided communities nationwide with new modal tools. His Complete Streets leadership helped create a national movement for transportation systems that are safe, convenient and pleasant for all users, regardless of how they choose to travel. His state Department of Transportation leadership is bringing innovation to agencies with enormous influence on transportation investment.

Secretary Roger Millar

jobs | economic recovery | mobility | safety | energy security | climate solution

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