Conference seeks ideas, solutions regarding transportation in Oklahoma

BY NEAL MCCALEB AND CRAIG KNUTSON Published: May 5, 2013
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The Oklahoma Academy is conducting its 2013 town hall on transportation infrastructure, with a special emphasis on current and potential funding and financing mechanisms to address the billions of dollars of unmet need. It will be held Oct. 27-30 in Norman.

A committee of more than 20 Oklahomans, from all walks of life, is developing the background document and topics for the town hall. We'd be honored if you would join us in dialogue, discussion and deliberation. We need thoughtful and engaged Oklahomans who understand the importance of a viable transportation network to keep our economic momentum alive.

If you have an interest in this topic and developing public policy recommendations for this state, go to the Oklahoma Academy's website at www.okacademy.org/TownHall. Or call (405) 232-5828 for more information.

Knutson is a former transportation planner in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, and chief economist for SBC. McCaleb is a former state transportation director and is president of TRUST (Transportation Revenues Used Strictly for Transportation).



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