Coastal Region Transportation Summit: An Initiative of GRPC

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29
GOLDEN NUGGET BILOXI

7:30am - 12 Noon / Transportation Summit

12 Noon - 1:00pm / Casual Lunch & Exhibitions

1:00pm - 3:00pm / Joint Land Use Forum

Featuring

Featuring

Online Attendee & Sponsor Registration  

Senator Roger Wicker

Elaine Chao

Mayor Mick Cornett

Schedule of Events

  • Doors Open: 07:30 A.M.

  • 08:00-08:30AM / Welcome and Opening Remarks

    Mr. Paul Gavin, Executive Director, Gulf Regional Planning Commission MDOT Commissioner Tom King, Southern District

  • KEY NOTE ADDRESS: 08:30 - 9:00AM

    INTRODUCTION BY SENATOR ROGER WICKER (R-MS) - INVITED
    U. S. SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION ELAINE L. CHAO - INVITED
  • FIRST PANEL DISCUSSION 09:00-10:15AM

    TRANSPORTATION AS A COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DRIVER
    Moderator: Ashley Edwards, Gulf Coast Business Council
    09:00 - 09:30 / Mayor Mick Cornett, Oklahoma City, OK
    09:30 - 09:45 / Mr. Bill Cork – HCPHC- Regional Economic Development
    09:45 – 10:00 / Mayor Billy Hewes – City of Gulfport, MS
    10:00 – 10:15 / Panel Discussion, Q&A Interaction and stakeholder input
  • SECOND PANEL DISCUSSION 10:30-11:45AM

    FUTURE TRANSPORTATION NEEDS ON THE COAST
    Moderator: Mr. Keith Bucklew, HDR, Inc.
    10:30 –10:45 / Dr. Clay Walden - MSU CAVS – Automated Vehicles
    10:45 –11:00 / Mr. Ronald Weinberger –NAVAIR – Defense Logistics
    11:00 –11:15 / Dr. Paula Dowell, Ph.D. – Freight on the Coast
    11:15 –11:30 / Kevin Coggin, CTA – Future Mobility needs
    11:30 –11:45 / Panel Discussion, Q&A Interaction and stakeholder input
  • 12:00 - 1:00 Casual Lunch & Exhibits

  • Joint Land Use Statewide Forum 2:15-2:30 / Panel Discussion, Q&A Interaction and Stakeholder Input

    Moderator: Dr. Shannon Campbell, USM
    1:00 - 1:30 / Mr. Mathew Borron, COO, National Association of Defense Communities
    1:30 – 1:45 / KAFB, Community Relations
    1:30 – 2:00 / Mr. Raymond Greer, Stantec, National Perspective
    2:00 – 2:15 / Andy Kilgore, Director, MS Defense Diversification Initiative
  • 2:30 - Summary and Closing Remarks - GRPC

Presenting

  • Coast Transit Authority, We Keep the Gulf Coast Rolling for You!
  • Neel Schaffer, Solutions you can build upon
  • The University of Southern Mississippi

Gold

  • Port of Pascagoula: Mississippi's Largest Port

Silver

  • Burk Kleinpeter
  • Hancock Mississippi, Port, Air and Space
  • Jackson County, Mississippi
  • Harrison County Development Commission
  • Port of Gulfport, Mississippi