Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Gov. Bill Ritter's Blue Ribbon Transportation Panel will hold its next meeting from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Colorado Department of Transportation's headquarters, 4201 E. Arkansas Ave.Denver.
This full meeting of the panel will include a discussion of possible transportation funding options that could help shape legislative proposals in the upcoming 2009 legislative session.
This meeting also follows a series of 25 community outreach meetings that panel members held around the state this fall as part of a public awareness campaign about Colorado's transportation funding crisis.
The agenda for Thursday's meeting:
10:00 a.m.       Introductions and Welcome
                        Cary Kennedy and Doug Aden, Panel Co-Chairs
10:10 a.m.       Opening Comments
                        Russ George, CDOT Executive Director
10:20 a.m.       Transportation Investment Strategy Recommendations
                        Carla Perez and Peter Kenney
11:30 a.m.       CDOT VMT Fee Pilot Blueprint
                        Jake Kononov, CDOT Research Branch
12:00 p.m.       Break for Lunch
12:30 p.m.       Additional Strategy Recommendations
·         Mark Mehalko, Move Colorado
·         Kevin O'Malley, Clear Creek County
1:30 p.m.         Recommendations Report Outline
                        Carla Perez, Governor Ritter's Office 
2:00 p.m.         Next Steps
3 p.m.              Conclusion and Closing Comments
                        Russ George, CDOT Executive Director