July 27, 2017 – WMC Transportation Committee Meeting

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce
501 E. Washington Ave.
Madison, WI 53703
9 a.m.

counsel report
staff report


9 a.m.  Call to Order

               Introductions – Jason Culotta, Senior Director of Government Relations

·         Developments on the 2017-19 State Budget

o   Senate GOP transportation plan (a Legislative Fiscal Bureau summary is attached)

o   Assembly GOP embraces Governor Walker’s office

o   DOT reform/transparency legislation circulating

·         Prospects for Federal Infrastructure Legislation

·         Wisconsin Central Group Update

o   Task group on multi-shipper freight consolidation for competitive advantage

o   Preparing for potential CN lease or spinoff CN/WC central WI lines

o   Encouraging Northwoods Rail Transit Commission to expand, define both regional and local outreach objectives

·         Counsel’s Report – John Duncan Varda, DeWitt Ross & Stevens

·         WMC Staff Report

·         Adjourn