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Lt. Governor Leads Delegation to Texas

News Release
September 08, 2005


Group to Study Transportation Projects in Preparation for Summit


  • Lt. Governor Herbert
  • House Speaker Greg Curtis
  • State Senator Sheldon Killpack
  • State Representative Joe Murray
  • Three UDOT Officials
What: Utah officials will review how Texas implemented the private/public transportation partnership.


When: Friday, September 9th and Saturday, September 10th


Where: Austin, Texas (see attached schedule)


Why: Texas has implemented some state-of-the-art transportation initiatives. Utah officials hope to learn more about these initiatives as they plan for the Transportation Summit.


Schedule of Events


Friday, September 9, 2 p.m.
Transportation Private-Public Partnership Meeting,
TxDOT Offices: Greer Building, 125 E. 11th Street, Austin


- Texas' Transportation Vision: Ric Williamson, Texas Transportation Commission Chair
- FHWA Perspective: Dan Reagan, Regional Administrator
- Why Tolls? The Immediate and Long-term Value for TxDOT's Funding Program: James Bass, TxDOT Chief Financial Officer
- Why Public-Private Partnerships?: Phil Russell, TxDOT Turnpike Division Director
- The Texas Perspective, National Trends and Lessons Learned: Geoff Yarema, Nossaman Guthner Knox & Elliott
- How to Build a Successful Legislative Consensus: Rep. Mike Krusee, House Transportation Committee Chair


Saturday, September 10, 8 a.m.


- Tour SH 45/Loop 1 toll facilities currently under construction. Discuss toll technology.


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