Texas HighwaysDALLAS (SMU) – Planners and legislative policy makers will share an insider’s look at Texas Transportation issues, funding and future at a free, daylong symposium on the SMU campus Oct. 17.

Produced by The Texas Tribune in partnership with SMU, the symposium is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at SMU’s Umphrey Lee Center, 3300 Dyer Street, 75205, and includes a complimentary breakfast and lunch. Make reservations here.

Texas Tribune Executive Editor-in-Chief and CEO Evan Smith will interview SMU President R. Gerald Turner during the lunch break.

Panels include:

  • TRANSPORTATION AND THE 83RD LEGISLATURE – 9:45 a.m.Featuring House Transportation Committee members state Rep. LARRY PHILLIPS, R-Sherman, chairman; state Rep.LINDA HARPER-BROWN, R-Irving;state Rep.JOE PICKETT, D-El Paso; state Rep.CINDY BURKETT, R-Sunnyvale; and moderated by EVAN SMITH    
  • ALL TRANSPORTATION IS LOCAL – 11 a.m.Featuring CHARLIE GONZALEZ,former U.S. representative andchief of public engagement for VIAMetropolitan Transit; Dallas County JudgeCLAY JENKINS;Tarrant County CommissionerGARY FICKES; JOHN LANGMORE,vice chairman of Austin’s Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority board; and moderated by Tribune Reporter AMAN BATHEJA    
  • TALKING TO TXDOT – 1:45 p.m.Featuring PHIL WILSON,executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation;TED HOUGHTON,chairman of the Texas Transportation Commission; and moderated by AMAN BATHEJA
  • WHITE-BOARDING THE FUTURE – 3 p.m.Featuring PEER CHACKO, assistant director of strategic planning for the City of Dallas’ Department of Sustainable Development and Design;LINDA DUPRIEST, associate with Alta Planning + Design;GINGER GOODIN, senior research engineer at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute; and moderated byKATE CANALES, director of design and innovation programs at SMU’s Lyle School of Engineering

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