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In Session Podcast

The Road to Better Transportation

Apr 16, 2019

OVERIEW

Senator Rob Standridge and Secretary of Transportation and ODOT & OTA Executive Director Tim Gatz share progress on major transportation initiatives in Oklahoma and discuss what still needs attention. In this episode, we also discuss Oklahoma’s waterways, County Improvements for Roads and Bridges Program (CIRB), the emergence of autonomous vehicles and our state’s shortage of commercial drivers. Senator Rob Standridge and Secretary of Transportation & ODOT Executive Director Tim Gatz share progress on major transportation initiatives in Oklahoma and discuss what still needs attention. In this episode, we also discuss Oklahoma’s waterways, County Improvements for Roads and Bridges Program (CIRB), the emergence of autonomous vehicles and our state’s shortage of commercial drivers.

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Hosts

Fred Morgan

Former Oklahoma House Minority Leader. Current President & CEO of the State Chamber. History fanatic. Avid fly fisherman. Cigar-chewer. Enthusiastic but bad golfer.

Mike Jackson

State Chamber EVP of Govt. & Political Affairs. Former Speaker Pro Tem of the House. Burlington, OK born. Diet Dr. Pepper addict. Strong karaoke game. Always in the know.

Guests

Secretary Tim Gatz

Secretary of Transportation, Executive Director for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation and Executive Director of the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority

Senator Rob Standridge

Majority Whip and Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee