UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Former Congressman Bud Shuster will deliver the next Thomas D. Larson Distinguished Transportation Lecture at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 4, in Heritage Hall in the Hetzel Union Building Auditorium.
The event is free and open to the public.
Shuster was elected to 15 terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served as the chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. He was a principal author of significant transportation, infrastructure and economic development legislation, including the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century and the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century. These historic legislations unlocked the federal transportation trust funds to improve America's transportation system.
Shuster is the author of several articles on transportation, economic development and national security as well as five books. One of the books, the award-winning "Believing in America," discusses his roles in his first job, the struggles relating to civil rights groups and communist influences.
During his lecture, Shuster will discuss the pivotal question: What kind of vision and actions will be required to prepare our nation's transportation system for the challenges we face now and in the decades to come?