After an appearance on CNBC's Kudlow Report, Rob Atkinson responds to critics of the VMT tax such as fellow television guest Dan Mitchell by proving the VMT tax is not a liberal big government act and does not raise privacy concerns. The tax has even been endorsed by other Cato scholars such as Randal O'Toole.
American Competitiveness: What Works
On February 14, 2012, ITIF President Rob Atkinson will be presenting on a panel as part of the American Competitiveness: What Works conference. Atkinson will be discussing innovation in transportation, the potential for network intelligence to increase mobility, and pioneering new transportation frontiers.
SAFE Transportation Report Panel
Moderated panel for the release of the "Transportation Policies for America's Future: Strengthening Energy Security & Promoting Economic Growth" report at the Hay-Adams, Washington, D.C. Other panel participants included Admiral Dennis Blair, U.S. Navy (Ret.); General Richard A. Cody, U.S. Army (Ret.); General John W. Handy, U.S. Air Force (Ret.); General Michael E. Ryan, U.S. Air Force (Ret.); Frederick W. Smith, Chairman and President/CEO of FedEx Corporation and Josh Weston, Honorary Chairman of ADP, Inc.