|4:00 p.m.||Registration – Lobby – 4th floor|
|5:30 p.m.||Reception – Salon C – 4th floor|
|7:00 p.m.||Reception and Registration Ends|
|7:00 a.m.||Registration – Lobby – 4th floor|
|8:00 a.m.||Opening Session Breakfast – Austin Grand Ballroom – 6th floor
TxDOT’s Executive Director outlines the department’s priorities for 2009.
|9:30 a.m.||Texas’ Future Transportation Needs – Governor’s Ballroom – 4th floor
A group of experts in business and transportation were asked to identify Texas’ transportation needs in the context of today’s economic reality. Their report is in, and attendees will get a chance to hear first hand about the process and the results.
Video (WMV 99.8 mb)
Moderator: John Barton, Assistant Executive Director for Engineering Operations, Texas Department of Transportation
|11:30 a.m.||Road Hand Awards Luncheon – Austin Grand Ballroom – 6th floor
Road Hand Award Presenation (PDF 2mb)
Road Hand Award Video (WMV 15.1 mb)
Master of Ceremonies: Lawrence Olsen, Executive Vice President, Texas Good Roads Transportation Association
|2:00 p.m.||State and Federal Transportation Policy Overview – Governor’s Ballroom – 4th floor
Texans will be closely watching the state and federal capitols in 2009. There are many transportation issues to be addressed when Texas legislators return to Austin. There is also a fork in the road on the national scene with SAFETEA-LU set to expire in September 2009. Join in the discussion with key policy makers.
Video (WMV 112.2 mb)
Moderator: Deirdre Delisi, Chair, Texas Transportation Commission
State Initiatives – Governor’s Ballroom – 4th floor
Moderator: Fred Underwood, Commissioner, Texas Transportation Commission
|5:30 p.m.||Reception – Austin Grand Ballroom Lobby and Salon G – 6th floor|
|7:00 p.m.||Reception Ends|
|7:00 a.m.||Registration and Continental Breakfast – 4th floor|
Regional Partnerships – Governor’s Ballroom – 4th floor
Moderator: William Meadows, Commissioner, Texas Transportation Commission
|10:00 a.m.||Federal Initiatives – Governor’s Ballroom – 4th floor
A low balance in the Federal Highway Trust Fund hits home when reimbursements are slowed and projects are delayed. Funding transportation must be a top priority in order for America to remain a global economic leader. Find out from national transportation experts what’s around the corner for federal funding.
Video (WMV 103.6 mb)
Moderator: Ned Holmes, Commissioner, Texas Transportation Commission
Luncheon and Keynote Address – Austin Grand Ballroom – 6th floor
Keynote Address: The Honorable David Dewhurst, Lieutenant Governor of Texas