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Posted: 4:11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016

Transportation summit today at Classic Center

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By Tim Bryant

The Georgia Transportation Summit begins today in Athens: the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the Georgia Department of Transportation, the American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia, and the Georgia Transportation Alliance are sponsoring the forum that begins this morning at the Classic Center. Speakers include Russell McMurray, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Transportation.

The list of speakers and topics for the Georgia Transportation Summit...

  • Russell McMurry, Commissioner - Georgia Department of Transportation
  • Meg Pirkle, Chief Engineer - Georgia Department of Transportation
  • Keith Parker, General Manager & CEO - MARTA
  • Chris Tomlinson, Executive Director - Georgia Regional Transportation Authority & State Road & Tollway Authority
  • Balram "B" Bheodari, Airport Deputy General Manager, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  • Jannine Miller, Director - Center of Innovation for Logistics at Georgia Department of Economic Development
  • Griffith Lynch, Executive Director - Georgia Ports Authority

General Session Panel Discussion:

  • Ed Mortimer, Executive Director of Transportation Infrastructure - U.S. Chamber
  • Steve Hall, Vice President of Government Affairs - American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
  • Dr. Alison Premo Black, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist - American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) 

Breakout Session Topics:

  • Navigating Policy Changes at GDOT
  • Project Managers Roundtable
  • Environmental Roundtable
  • GEPA Permitting
  • Alternate Project Delivery
  • DBE/Small Business
  • Traffic Operations
  • Pedestrian Accommodation During Construction
  • Importance of Public Involvement