Leaders discuss making transportation resilient

By BRUCE SMITH

Associated Press

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Government officials, including three former U.S. secretaries of transportation, are joining engineers and business leaders in South Carolina to discuss ways to make the nation's transportation systems more resilient in the wake of storms and other disasters.

Among the topics at the Wednesday meeting in Charleston are Superstorm Sandy and how the nation's transportation infrastructure can withstand such disasters in the future.

Dozens of people, including South Carolina Secretary of Transportation Janet Oakley, are attending the meeting sponsored by the Eno Center for Transportation.

The Eno Center, based in Washington D.C. and founded almost a century ago, is a non-partisan think tank that works to develop new policies to make transportation systems more efficient and safer. The meeting is the group's annual policy forum.

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