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. Sept. 22 in the Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (Room 310), Anheuser-Busch Hall, on Washington University’s Danforth Campus.
Sponsored by the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government and Public Policy and the Missouri Transportation Institute, the event is free and open to the public; advance registration is requested. For more information, contact Melinda Warren at (314) 935-5652; firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit: http://wc.wustl.edu.
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 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, County Councilman from the 5th District of St. Louis County, and two nationally known transportation experts — Genevieve Giuliano, 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.