April 5, 2012 – WMC Transportation Committee Meeting

staff report

AGENDA

9 a.m. Call to Order
Introductions – Jason Culotta, WMC Director of Tax and Transportation Policy

9:05 a.m. Guest Speaker – Matt MacPherson:  A Perspective on the Current Opportunities and Challenges in Intermodal
Matt is Senior Director of Intermodal at Marten Transport in Mondovi.

9:25 a.m.  Panel Discussion:  The Past Legislative Session and Upcoming Issues in Freight Transportation
The panel will include an update on the WI Commission on Transportation Finance and Policy and the status of the federal Surface Transportation Reauthorization.

The panel includes: Tom Howells, Executive Director of the WI Motor Carriers Association; Jason Culotta, WMC; and Marc Bentley (invited), President, Bentley Government Affairs

9:45 a.m. John Duncan Varda:  Wisconsin Central Group Update
John Duncan Varda is an attorney with DeWitt Ross & Stevens who specializes in shippers’ logistics concerns and has over 40 years of experience in the field.

9:55 a.m. Discussion Topics:

  •     Counsel’s Report
  •     WMC Staff Report
  •     Adjourn