ND Chamber to Host Transportation Forum
Friday, August 13, 2021
The Greater North Dakota Chamber is planning to host a Transportation Forum to discuss the need for safe and reliable transportation networks, and the role they play in shaping the state's economy.

The forum will be held September 29 at the Ramkota Hotel and Convention Center in Bismarck. The day-long event will take a look at how transportation and associated policies play a role in all industries and the state's economics. National and regional experts will provide updates on trends and data impacting their organization, industry and the state. 

The event kicks off with a keynote speech by Ed Mortimer, Vice President of Transportation Infrastructure for the US Chamber of Commerce. His remarks will be followed by presentations from the ND Association of Counties and the ND League of Cities regarding local infrastructure, and the need for adequate funding to build and maintain it. 

Attendees will also hear from Denver Tolliver, Director, of the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, who will describe North Dakota's need for $24.6 billion over the next 20 years to maintain current roads and bridges. Also on the agenda are remarks from Kenneth Simonson, Chief Economist with the Associated General Contractors of America, who will describe North Dakota's current transportation funding stream and the importance of additional investments in construction.

The forum will conclude with another keynote speech from Bill Panos, director of the ND Department of Transportation, who will provide a look at the current state of North Dakota's transportation system and the NDDOT's vision for the future.

Click here for additional information or to register. There is a $60 fee for GNDC members and a $90 fee for non-members.