OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS - 1980 W. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223
Ohio’s Transportation Conversation to gain momentum
with national spotlight, statewide expertise, and live webcast
Ohio 21st Century Transportation Priorities Task Force
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
9:00am – 11:30am
ODOT Central Office – 1980 W. Broad Street, Columbus
Webcast Address: TransportationForTomorrow.ohio.gov
Already attracting a diverse mix of public input and research from around the nation, Ohio’s first-of-its-kind “Transportation Conversation” will gain more momentum as the Ohio 21st Century Transportation Priorities Task Force comes together for its Inaugural Meeting at the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Central Office in Columbus.
Speaking at the Inaugural Meeting will be Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, ODOT Director James Beasley, Task Force Chairman Ty Marsh, and Ohio Treasurer Richard Cordray. Task force members will also hear from other statewide and national transportation leaders and industry experts.
The event also features Frank Busalacchi, current Wisconsin Secretary of Transportation and co-author of the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study, which reviewed the current condition of the nation’s transportation system, identifying future needs and financing options with the federal gas tax.
Ohioans have been joining the “Transportation Conversation” by submitting ideas and opinions online at TransportationForTomorrow.ohio.gov. The site will show a live webcast of the Inaugural Meeting as well as provide new information on a series of public meetings scheduled across the state.
The Ohio 21st Century Transportation Priorities Task Force has brought together experts from both private and governmental sectors, with backgrounds ranging from business and industry, shipping and logistics, finance and development, urban planning and agriculture, education and health care, transportation, and state and local government.
This statewide conversation – designed to envision Ohio’s future transportation system – centers on three key issues: promoting a multi-modal system, generating economic development, and maximizing public investment. The complete list of task force members is also at TransportationForTomorrow.ohio.gov.
For more information contact Scott Varner, ODOT Central Office Communications, at 614-644-8640.
Additional information can also be found at http://TransportationForTomorrow.ohio.govPlease note: the website does not contain the typical www prior to the address.