The Texas Tribune is pleased to present a daylong symposium, in partnership with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, on transportation policy in Texas. Topics of discussion will include highway funding, urban mobility, road vs. rail, tech innovations in easing congestion and how population growth is impacting our planning for the future.
Confirmed panelists include: State Sen. Robert Nichols, R-Jacksonville, chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee; state Rep. Celia Israel, D-Austin, member of the House Transportation Committee; state Rep. Ron Simmons, R-Carrollton, member of the House Transportation Committee and chairman of the subcommittee on Long-term Infrastructure Planning; J. Bruce Bugg, Jr., commissioner of the Texas Transportation Commission; James Bass, executive director at Texas Department of Transportation; Tim Keith, CEO of Texas Central; Kyle Workman, president of Texans Against High-Speed Rail; Philip Kingston, Dallas City Councilman; Ben Leman, Grimes County Judge; and a special lunchtime conversation with John Sharp, chancellor of the Texas A&M University System. Full schedule will be announced shortly.
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP today at texastribune.org/events