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- Tom Vanderbilt writes about design, technology, science, and culture for 'Wired,' 'Slate,' 'The New York Times,' and other publications. He is the author of "Traffic - Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us)."
- Robert Puentes Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program, The Brookings Institution
- John Porcari Deputy Secretary of Transportation. He served as Secretary of the Maryland Dept. of Transportation from 2007 to 2009.
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