CSG eCademy is THE online source of information and training on the most critical issues facing state leaders, the latest trends in state policymaking and cutting edge state solutions. CSG offers eCademy programming on an array of policy topics--from education and health reform to transportation infrastructure funding, from grassroots movements influencing state policymaking to U.S. Supreme Court decisions affecting the laws of the states.
Tune in to CSG eCademy to hear from experts across the country discuss the most important issues facing your state.
How Clean is Clean Enough? A Look at EPA's Upcoming Ozone Regulations
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2-3:30 p.m. EST
CSG eCademy in partnership with the Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to release a new National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ground-level ozone. Based on recommendations from EPA’s science advisers and staff, the EPA is expected to announce a more stringent standard, likely in the range of 70 to 60 parts per billion, down from the 2008 standard of 75 parts per billion. A more strict ozone requirement could be a challenge for some states and counties to attain, generating areas of noncompliance around the U.S. accompanied by a hefty price tag. This CSG eCademy session will offer the EPA’s perspective, as well as state and industry perspectives, on the complexity of meeting lower ozone emission standards and the associated costs.
Life Cycle Cost Analysis in Transportation
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2-3 p.m. EST
In an era of constrained capital budgets and escalating expenses associated with transportation project construction, policymakers may be tempted to consider only the short-term, upfront costs of those projects with little thought about their future costs. But improving long-term decision making will require planners and policymakers to begin thinking more about maintaining and operating transportation assets over time and factoring the accompanying costs into their planning. Some agencies have begun to successfully implement life cycle cost analysis programs and saved significant amounts of money. This eCademy will highlight a new report from the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Eno Center for Transportation, including policy innovations recommended at the federal, state and local levels for expanding the use of life cycle cost analysis to more accurately reflect the actual costs of transportation investments.
Managing Director of Government Relations & Infrastructure Initiatives
American Society of Civil Engineers
President & CEO
Eno Center for Transportation
Director of Policy & Finance
Eno Center for Transportation
Public-Private Partnerships and the SLC States: Recent Developments
Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2-3 p.m. EST
Presented by CSG South: Southern Legislative Conference
In an effort to develop alternate funding sources to implement critical transportation and infrastructure projects, states across the country increasingly are looking to public-private partnerships, known as P3s, as an important strategy. P3s are contractual agreements between a public agency and a private entity facilitating a more robust private sector role, including in the design, construction, finance, long-term operation and traffic revenue of these transportation and infrastructure projects. With encouragement from the federal government, three dozen states have enacted authorization frameworks for P3s. SLC states have been particularly active in pursuing the P3 format for a number of years. This webinar will provide the latest perspectives and approaches from three SLC states—Florida, Texas and Virginia.
J. Douglas Koelemay
Director, Virginia Office of Public-Private Partnerships
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Project Finance Manager, Florida Department of Transportation