Guest Speaker

Formal Head Shot, 2013National, regional and local organizations and associations have invited Publisher/Editor Larry Ehl to speak about what’s happening in DC, why it matters, and how to better advocate for transportation issues.

Topics have included legislative updates, intensive training in advocacy, and presentations on specific transportation issues. Contact us to arrange a speaking engagement.

2013 Engagements:

  • Speaking on, moderating panel at National League of Cities annual national conference, November
  • Speaking on, moderating panel at Rail~Volution annual national conference, October
  • “Megatrends in Transportation Policy and Funding,” Council of State Governments Policy Academy for State Legislators, Portland, July
  • Private symposium for national construction/engineering leaders, New York City
  • Great West Fleet Executive Conference, Las Vegas, May 29
  • Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, Portland, April 15
  • California Assoc. Councils of Governments Regional Leadership Forum, Monterey California, April 4
  • “MAP-21: Federal Decline and Responses Across the US,” Washington State Transportation Commission, March 20
  • AASHTO DC Briefing, Media Panelist with Ashley Halsey III (Washington Post); Lisa Stark (ABC News); Jim Patterson (Kiplinger);  Kathryn Wolfe (Politico – Invited), Washington DC, February 27
  • Wash. State Transit Association Legislative Conference, Olympia WA, January 30
  • Roanoke Conference, Ocean Shores WA, January 26 (Moderating Panel: “Transportation, Freight Mobility and Coal: How Do We Build a Balanced, Modern Transportation System?”)
  • Puget Sound WTS, Seattle WA, January 8

2012 Engagements:

  • Greater Spokane Incorporated
  • Pacific North West Economic Region Fall Conference, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
  • Oregon Transportation Forum Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon
  • Connecticut Women In Transportation, Annual Conference
  • Mobility 21 conference, Los Angeles
  • DRYVE (Driving Rural Yakima Valley’s Economy – transportation action committee)
  • Yakima Valley COG Annual Dinner
  • Washington State Good Roads & Transit Association annual meeting
  • Washington Public Ports Association
  • Washington State Transit Association, Annual Meeting
  • Washington State Good Roads & Transit quarterly meeting
  • SR 9 Coalition
  • Interview with InfraUSA
  • Snohomish County Committee for Improved Transportation
  • Pacific North West Regional Economic Conference, Annual Conference; Panel on Federal Transportation Policy & Funding Issues
  • Coalition for America’s Gateways & Trade Corridors Annual Conference, Washington DC
    Panel Moderator: Freight Fee: Fix of the Future or Dead on Arrival? (featuring Reason Foundation, Eno & others)
    Participant: Media Panel, Focus On Freight (with Politico, Bloomberg, JOC, Brookings)
  • 19th Annual ATNI Northwest Tribal Transportation Symposium
  • Tribal Transportation Planning Organization of Washington State Quarterly meeting
  • Snohomish County Transportation Coalition Legislative/Policy Update
  • “Breakfast with Bloggers”, AASHTO DC Briefing National Meeting
  • Washington State Transit Association Legislative Briefing
  • Bellevue Chamber Transportation Committee

2011 Engagements:

  • Community Transportation Association of Washington State
  • Special K business group (Eastside Puget Sound business interests)
  • Washington Public Ports Association Fall meeting
  • ITS World Congress, panelist
  • Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians
  • Joint California/Washington State Transportation Commissions special meeting
  • Washington State Transit Association summer meeting
  • ICOET International Convention, moderating and presenting
  • Regional Access Mobility Project (Tacoma/South Sound region)
  • PNWER/Cascadia Transportation Academy for Legislators
  • Washington Public Ports Association Spring meeting
  • Community Transportation Association of Washington State
  • Futures Group Breakfast, Seattle (Senior executives of transportation-related companies)
  • Transportation Choices Forum, Seattle, “Transit Funding in a Divided Congress & What it Means to You
  • DRYVE (Driving Rural Yakima Valley’s Economy), Toppenish
  • Pacific Northwest Supply Chain Summit, Panelist, Seattle,”Supply Chain Competitiveness: Challenges and Potential Solutions,”
  • Washington Highway Users Federation, Olympia “Update on Federal Transportation Legislation and Funding”
  • Trans-Action, Selah, “Outlook for Federal Transportation Policy and Funding”
  • Washington State Senate Transportation Committee Hearing, Olympia, “Outlook for Federal Transportation Legislation”
  • Washington State Transit Association, Legislative Day,”Impact of 2010 Election on Future Transportation Policy & Funding
  • Association of General Contractors, Washington State, Tacoma, “Impact of 2010 Election on Future Transportation Policy & Funding”

2010 Speaking Engagements (selected)

  • Woodrow Wilson Center’s Canada Institute, Washington DC, Panelist, “Mixed Signals at the Border: The Future of U.S.-Canada Preclearance Programs,”
  • Washington State DOT & Metropolitan Planning Organizations Quarterly Planning meeting, Seattle, “Impact of 2010 Election on Future Transportation Policy & Funding”
  • Washington Public Ports Association, Olympia, “Impact of 2010 Election on Future Transportation Policy & Funding”
  • Pacific Northwest Economic Region Fall Conference, Stevenson, Moderator, “How to Finance High Speed Rail through Public Private Partnerships
  • Pacific Northwest Economic Region Fall Conference, Stevenson, “Impact of 2010 Election on NW Congressional Delegation”
  • Cascade Bicycle Association, Seattle, “Impact of 2010 Election on Future Transportation Policy & Funding in Bike-Ped Issues”
  • Washington State agencies environmental services Fall Conference, Tacoma, “Keeping Up with Federal Transportation Policy & Political Change”
  • American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Annual Meeting, Biloxi, “Politics and Best Practices of Stormwater Management in Washington State
  • Washington Tribal/State Transportation Annual Conference, Panelist, Marysville, “SAFETEA-LU Reauthorization Prospects”
  • West Coast Corridor Coalition, Portland, Moderator, “State Transportation Policies and Alternative Fuels

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