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Saturday, September 23 • 9:50am - 10:50am
The Tyranny of the Commute

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Getting from home to work and back in our biggest cities is harder than it needs to be. Here’s how to make it easier.

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Ben Wear (mod.)

Transportation Reporter for the Austin American-Statesman
Wear covers transportation for the Statesman, where he has worked since 1994 and held the transportation beat since 2003. He also teaches journalism as an adjunct professor at Austin Community College.

Speakers
avatar for John-Michael V. Cortez

John-Michael V. Cortez

Special Assistant to the Mayor of Austin
Cortez advises Mayor Adler on transportation, land use and workforce development policy. He previously served as community involvement manager for Capital Metro and on the City of Austin Planning Commission. Cortez has served on the board for the Center for Public Policy Prioriti... Read More →
avatar for Beth Van Duyne

Beth Van Duyne

Southwest Regional Administrator for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Van Duyne was appointed by President Trump to serve as a HUD regional administrator in May 2017. Previously, she served as mayor of Irving. Van Duyne was a member of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Advisory Board, the Texas Municipal League and the North Central Texas Council of Go... Read More →
avatar for Celia Israel

Celia Israel

State Representative
Israel, D-Austin, has represented House District 50 since 2014. She serves as vice chairwoman of the House Elections Committee and sits on the Transportation Committee. Previously, she served on the boards of the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Alliance for Pu... Read More →
avatar for Philip Kingston

Philip Kingston

Dallas City Council Member
Kingston was first elected in 2013 to represent District 14 on the Dallas City Council. He was appointed by Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings as chairman of the Ad Hoc Judicial Nominations Committee and is a member of the Police and Fire Pension Board. Kingston is also a founding member of the Dallas Bar... Read More →


Saturday September 23, 2017 9:50am - 10:50am
AT&T Center, Classroom 203 1900 University Ave., Austin, TX 78705