Sadik-Khan to Discuss Transpo Funding at the Democratic Convention

A dozen transportation policy heavy-hitters are getting together for a round table discussion on transportation infrastructure at the Democratic Convention in Denver this afternoon. The panel is titled, "Funding is the Alpha and Omega of all Transportation Needs —
Can Public/Private Partnerships Fill the Funding Gap?
" New York City’s Janette Sadik-Khan has a seat at the table.

Sadly, Streetsblog doesn’t have a correspondent at the convention. We’re hoping that one of the 15,000 media members covering the event will pause in their search for angry Hillary supporters long enough to write this one up.

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