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The Road to Economic Mobility: Removing Transportation Barriers for Working Families

February 20, 2018 Dallas Fed

On February 20, 2018, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and On the Road Lending will co-host an event that explores how we can ensure that working families in the North Texas region overcome transportation barriers so they can achieve greater economic mobility.

Speakers and Topics

  • Driving to Opportunity: Public Policy Recommendations on Personal Car Ownership—Rolf Pendall, Director, Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center, Urban Institute, Washington, D.C.
  • Transportation and Health: Building a Smart City—Michael Stevens, Chief Innovation Officer, city of Columbus, Ohio, winner of the Department of Transportation Smart City Challenge
  • Innovations in Public Transit—Todd Plesko, Vice President of Planning and Development, Dallas Area Rapid Transit
  • Impacts to Working Families of Subprime and Auto Title Predatory Lending—Yana Miles, Senior Policy Counsel, Center for Responsible Lending, Washington, D.C.

Who Should Attend

  • Policymakers
  • Business leaders
  • Philanthropists
  • Social service agencies
  • Financial institutions 


  • Tuesday, February 20, 2018
  • Event check-in: 8:00 a.m.

  • Program: 8:30–10:30 a.m.



  • There is no fee to attend, but preregistration is required.
  • Registration deadline: Feb. 15, 2018
  • Register online
For more information 

Please contact Preston Ash at

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