Pence names members to state's new blue ribbon infrastructure panel

2013-10-22T14:33:00Z 2013-10-22T16:37:07Z Pence names members to state's new blue ribbon infrastructure panelTimes Staff nwitimes.com
October 22, 2013 2:33 pm  • 

Indianapolis | Gov. Mike Pence today named appointees to a Blue Ribbon Panel to plan the next generation of transportation infrastructure in Indiana.

The panel, which was articulated in Pence’s Roadmap for Indiana, will review projects related to all four modes of transportation: water, air, road and rail.

Among local appointees is Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, Pete Georgeon, with ArcelorMittal USA Flat Carbon, and Andrew Fox, Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad.

Based on the metrics they will develop, the panel will identify a list of priority projects over the next 10 years. In the long term, the group will explore and monitor innovations in transportation infrastructure to keep Indiana on the cutting edge.

Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann and Cathy Langham, president of Langham Logistics, will co-chairwomen of the panel.

Additional panel members include Mike Cline, Purdue University; Richard Conner, American Structurepoint; Mike Daigle, St. Joseph County Airport Authority; Mark DeFabis, Integrated Distribution Services Inc.; Chip Edington, OSP Group; Dennis Faulkenberg, Appian Inc.; Mayor Tom Henry, city of Fort Wayne; Mark Holden, A&R Logistics; Scott Jones, ChaCha; Douglas Joset, Evansville-Vanderburgh Airport Authority District; Chris Matney, Indianapolis Airport Authority; Hank Menke, OFS Brands; Don Miller, Mt. Vernon Barge Service; Bob Palmer, AGFS of FedEx; Don Sansone, Red Gold Inc.; JR Saylor, Brightpoint Inc.; Zack Scott, UPS-Ohio Valley District; Noah Sodrel, Sodrel Truck Lines Inc.; Mark St. Clair, Consolidated Grain & Barge Co.; Phil Terry, Monarch Beverage Co.; and Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, city of Evansville.

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