Friday, October 24, 2008


Gov. Bill Ritter's Blue Ribbon Transportation Panel will hold its next meeting from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at the Colorado Department of Transportation headquarters, 4201 E. Arkansas Ave., Denver.
Members of the panel have been holding a series of 25 community outreach meetings across the state this fall as part of a public awareness campaign about Colorado's transportation funding crisis.
The agenda for Monday's meeting of the full panel:
I.                   Welcome and Introductions – Transportation Co-Chairs Doug Aden, Cary Kennedy and Bob Tointon
II.                Opening Comments – Russ George, CDOT Executive Director
III.             Transit and Policy Options Working Group Update – Jennifer Finch
IV.             Overview of Panel Outreach Activities To-Date – Carla Perez and Peter Kenney
a.       Suggested messages, communication tools, options for consideration
b.      Spin off meetings generated
c.       Participants and Comments
V.                Working Lunch
VI.             Working toward Panel Recommendations
a.       Framework for options
                                                              i.      $1.5 billion investment recommendation
                                                            ii.      Federal, state, local, regional, P3 options
b.      Financial Outlook at State and Federal level – Cary Kennedy
VII.          How Can Panel  Help Advance the Discussion
a.       Set context for debate: Public doesn't believe we have a problem
b.      Present real facts: degree of problem, pictures, financial projections and specific implications
c.       Present real options: areas to focus and revenue options
d.      VMT Study Update
VIII.        Next Meeting – November 13, 2008
IX.             Close