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Media Guidance: Moving Ahead 2010, May 2-4 at Ohio State University

COLUMBUS, OH - Fifty years ago, a gallon of gas cost 32 cents and a windshield washing was free. Much has changed in the last half-century; and with the challenges facing transportation today, the real revolution in sustainable mobility lies ahead. Moving Ahead 2010 will delve into these topics and ask what will transportation look like in 2099?

As a national leader in transportation and engineering sciences, The Ohio State University is hosting Moving Ahead 2010: Sustainable Transportation Solutions for the 21st Century May 2-4 at the Ohio Union, 1739 N. High St. The conference offers sessions on biofuels, electric transportation, the future of oil, mass transit, air and train transportation, advances in air transportation, policy and economic development, and how innovations will affect jobs, the environment and national security.

Speakers include Carol Browner, assistant to President Obama for energy and climate change and former director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Robert Hirsch, Senior Energy Advisor for Management Information Services, Inc.; and David Sandalow, Assistant Secretary for Policy and Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy. A full list of speakers can be found here.

In addition, the conference features many industry leaders, federal, state and local policymakers, researchers, investors and opportunities to drive or ride in a wide range of light, medium and heavy-duty advanced technology vehicles.

Media are welcome to cover all or any parts of the conference free of charge. Reporters wishing to take part in all meals during the three-day conference are asked to register at the half price discounted rate of $97.50. There are a number of food options in the Ohio Union for reporters that wish to attend the sessions but not sign up for meals.

Please register for credentials with Amy Murray, murray-goedde.1@osu.edu or (614) 292-8385 by April 30.

There will be media briefings during the event and also live web streaming of plenary sessions.
Details will be added the Moving Ahead website as they become available. Learn more