MEDIA ADVISORY Major Transportation Funding Proposal to be Unveiled at Transportation Conference

Rudy Farber, Chair of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission, will unveil a major transportation funding proposal in Jefferson City, Mo. as part of his conference address tomorrow at the Missouri Chamber of Commerce’s Transportation Conference.  He will be available for comments and media interviews immediately following lunch in the Capital Plaza Hotel’s Sedalia Room around 12:45 p.m.

The Proposal for Missouri’s Transportation Future promises to create thousands of jobs, make roads safer, reduce commuter congestion and stimulate economic activity for a more competitive Missouri.   The Missouri Chamber of Commerce’s Transportation Conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, January 24th.  

Transportation Funding Proposal News Conference Capital Plaza Hotel 415 W. McCarty Street, Jefferson City, Mo. Monday, Jan. 24, 12:45 p.m.

A complete agenda of the Missouri Transportation Conference is attached.  

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry (www.mochamber.com) was founded in 1923 and is the largest business association in Missouri, representing almost 3,000 employers providing more than 425,000 jobs for Missourians.

Agenda

8 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. Welcome Daniel P. Mehan, President Missouri Chamber of Commerce & Industry Blake Hurst, President Missouri Farm Bureau Col. Ron Replogle, Superintendent Missouri State Highway Patrol

8:45 a.m. Missouri’s Blueprint to SAVE MORE LIVES 2012-2016 Leanna Depue, Missouri Department of Transportation

9:15 a.m. Public Safety Issues Present and Future Captain Brad Jones, Missouri State Highway Patrol Sergeant Kevin Kelley, Missouri State Highway Patrol

9:45 a.m. Break

10:00 a.m. Transforming Our Nation’s Transportation Sector Jim Hearing, Laclede Gas Company

10:45 a.m. Update from MoDOT Kevin Keith, Director Missouri Department of Transportation

11:15 a.m. A Report from the Blue Ribbon Citizen’s Committee on Missouri’s Transportation Needs Bill McKenna, Missouri Transportation Alliance

11:45 a.m. Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission Update Rudy Farber, Chairman Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission

12:00 p.m. Lunch

12:15 p.m. Perspectives from the Chairmen Rep. Dave Schatz, Chairman Missouri House Transportation Committee Sen. Mike Kehoe, Chairman Missouri Senate Transportation Committee

1:15 p.m. Why Transportation Matters Daniel P. Mehan, President Missouri Chamber of Commerce & Industry Aaron Hubbard, Int Multimodal Operations Spc. Missouri Dept. of Transportation

2:15 p.m. “Bridges 101” Dennis Heckman, Missouri Department of Transportation

2:45 p.m. Final Thoughts and Next Steps Tracy King, Missouri Chamber of Commerce & Industry   3:00 p.m. Adjourn

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