Sen. Steve Gooch (R – Dahlonega) and Rep. Jay Roberts (R – Ocilla) will be featured guest speakers at the Georgia Transportation Summit on Tuesday, December 9, in Athens, Ga. Sen. Gooch and Rep. Roberts, who chair their respective chambers’ transportation committees, will address attendees alongside Gov. Nathan Deal and Keith Golden, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT). More than 600 transportation leaders and advocates are expected to attend this event, including Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, House Speaker David Ralston, local elected officials and members of the Georgia General Assembly.
Panel discussions and breakout sessions during the event will cover topics such as federal funding for local projects, managed lanes, the design and permit process for new construction, and innovations in intersections/interchanges. The sessions will be presented by GDOT and other industry professionals. The event will conclude after an afternoon public policy briefing addressing Georgia’s annual billion dollar transportation funding shortfall and proposed legislation to close the funding gap.
WHO: Sen. Steve Gooch (R – Dahlonega)
Rep. Jay Roberts (R – Ocilla)
WHAT: The Georgia Transportation Summit