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vi T R A N S P O RTAT I O N F I N A N C E committee can be found in the section on committee Although the reviewers listed above have provided findings and recommendations. many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions or recommenda- tions, nor did they see the final draft of the report before ACKNOWLEDGMENTS its release. The review of this report was overseen by C. Michael Walton, University of Texas at Austin. Appointed This report has been reviewed in draft form by individ- by the National Research Council, he was responsible for uals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical making certain that an independent examination of this expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by report was carried out in accordance with institutional the National Research Council's Report Review procedures and that all review comments were carefully Committee. The purposes of this independent review are considered. Responsibility for the final content of this to provide candid and critical comments that will assist report rests entirely with the authoring committee and the the institution in making its published report as sound as institution. possible and to ensure that the report meets institutional The committee thanks Suzanne H. Sale of the Federal standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness Highway Administration for providing the vision and to the study charge. The review comments and draft encouragement that made the conference the success that manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity it was and Paul Marx of the Federal Transit Administra- of the deliberative process. tion for his instrumental participation in the development The conference committee thanks the following indi- of the conference program. The committee also thanks viduals for their review of this report: John Bartle, Tamar Henkin and Karin DeMoors of TransTech Man- University of Nebraska at Omaha; Jeremy F. Plant, agement, Inc., who prepared this report on behalf of the Pennsylvania State University; Michael A. Vaccari, conference committee and supported the committee in Nixon Peabody LLP; and Jenifer Wishart, International development of the conference program and invitation of Finance Corporation. selected speakers and participants.