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TEA-21 Listening Session:

Surface Transportation Safety

George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia
September 18, 1998


You are invited to attend this outreach meeting with elected officials, the Department's leadership team, and the Department's partners and stakeholders. The session will focus on the safety-related portions of the recently enacted Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century. The meeting will include five panels of elected officials, transportation safety experts, state and local government officials, business organizations, and other interested parties who will be affected by the implementation of this landmark legislation. The purpose of the session is to hear the views of the panelists, and the audience, about how the Department can most effectively implement the safety provisions of TEA21. The panelists will discuss:

The GMU Institute of Public Policy will host this session, which is scheduled to begin at 8:45 a.m., with registration and coffee beginning at 8:00 a.m., in the Johnson Center at the Fairfax Campus of GMU. Paid parking is available (see campus map). Eating facilities for lunch are available at the Johnson Center. The session will adjourn at 5:00 p.m. Because time may not permit us to hear from everyone who wishes to provide input, written statements may be sent to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of Governmental Affairs, Room 10405, 400 7th Street SW, Washington, D.C. 20590.

Directions to GMU/Fairfax Campus from the Capital Beltway

From the Capital Beltway, Route 495, take exit 5, Braddock Road West, Route 620. Follow Braddock Road West for approximately 6 miles. Pass the first entrance to the University and turn right at the stop light for Roanoke Lane. Bear right at the fork in the road. Take your first left onto Mason Drive; parking is available in the Parking Deck, the last building on the right (reference bldg. #70 on the map below). An information kiosk is located outside the third level of the deck to help navigate the campus. The meeting is in the Johnson Center.

Directions from the Vienna METRO Station

Take the CUE bus; any of the routes stop at GMU. If travelling by car, exit the Vienna METRO on Nutley (243) South. Follow Nutley to Route 50 (Arlington Blvd.) and turn right. Stay on route 50 to Route 123 (Chain Bridge road) and turn left. Follow Route 123 through the City of Fairfax to University Drive, then turn left. Take your first right on Occoquan Lane. The meeting is in the Johnson Center.


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