University hosts community forum on I-64 reconstruction Sept. 22

Helping St. Louis residents and businesses cope with commuting challenges posed by the planned reconstruction of Interstate 64 (Highway 40) is the goal of a community forum to be held 7:45-10:45 a.m. Friday, Sept. 22, in the Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom, Room 310 Anheuser-Busch Hall.

Sponsored by the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government and Public Policy in Arts & Sciences and the Missouri Transportation Institute, the event is free and open to the public; advance registration is requested.

Titled “Jobs and Community Life During the I-64 Reconstruction,” the forum will explore the project’s impact on communities along the highway corridor and across the Metro St. Louis region. The program begins with a continental breakfast and a half-hour leadoff presentation by Peter Rahn, director of the Missouri Department of Transportation.

The audience will be invited to take part in a panel discussion led by Kurt Odenwald, councilman from the 5th District of St. Louis County, and two nationally known transportation experts — Genevieve Giuliani, professor and senior associate dean for research and technology at the University of Southern California; and Joseph Giglio, a senior academic specialist and executive professor at Northeastern University.

For more information, contact Melinda Warren at 935-5652;; or go online to