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C O N F E R E N C E S U M M A RY 9 Track 4: New Transportation Initiatives and Intercity Passenger Movements: Degree and Form Demands on Financing of Public Subsidy, and Emerging Funding Challenges. The final track, Track 4, centered on the anticipated impacts of new transportation initiatives on the overall Together, the four tracks and related speakers at the demand for financing and considered the question, Will general session focused on the most critical finance the current tools, techniques, and structures fit the bill? issues facing transportation stakeholders today and in The context for this track included the focus on new the future. Collectively the sessions drew particular security-related transportation investments and mount- attention to the mounting realization that new funding ing concern about the capacity to finance large-scale structures should be considered to maintain and multimodal transportation projects. enhance the nation's transportation infrastructure and Track 4 panel session topics included the following: that now is the time to evaluate alternative structures and develop new approaches to funding transporta- Challenge of Intermodal Projects: Keeping Them tion. A synthesis of conference themes appears at the from Falling Through the Cracks of Financing Programs, conclusion of this report. Financing Marine Transportation Systems,

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