Senator Jim Tracy says he wants to hear from you about our local roads

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Senate Transportation and Safety Committee Chairman Jim Tracy, (R-Shelbyville) today released a schedule for meetings across the state to discuss Tennessee's roads and transportation needs. Tracy said he wants to get input from a wide variety of citizens and community leaders regarding solutions to the challenges the state faces in funding Tennessee's transportation infrastructure.

Presentations will also be made by Susan Mattson, Principal Legislative Research Analyst for the State Comptroller and Bill Moore, P.E., former Chief Engineer at the Tennessee Department of Transportation and Chairman of the Tennessee Infrastructure Alliance. Local legislators will be invited to attend as well.

"These hearings are to discuss solutions to fund the long-term needs of Tennessee's transportation system," Tracy said. "Our needs are multi-faceted and there are several options which have been offered. I want to hear from a wide variety of citizens and community leaders regarding these options, as well as other suggestions about what we can do to improve our roads."

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Dates and venues for the hearings are:

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Nashville

Thursday, September 17th at 2:00 p.m. CDT

Legislative Plaza, Senate Hearing Room

301 6th Avenue North

Nashville, TN 37243

Columbia

Tuesday, September 22nd at 10:00 a.m. CDT

Cherry Theater at Columbia State Community College

1665 Hampshire Pike

Columbia, TN 38401

Memphis

Tuesday, September 29th at 10:00 a.m. CDT

Shelby County Board of Commissioner's Chambers

160 North Main Street

Memphis, TN

Huntingdon

Tuesday, September 29th at 6:00 p.m. CDT

The Carroll Bank and Trust Community Room

19510 West Main St.

Huntingdon, TN 38344

Martin

Thursday, October 1st at 10:00 a.m. CDT

Northwest Tennessee Development District Office

124 Weldon Drive

Martin, TN 38237

Jackson

Thursday, October 1st at 2:00 p.m. CDT

Southwest Tennessee Development District Office

102 E. College Street

Jackson, TN 38301

Knoxville

Thursday, October 15th at 10:00 a.m. EDT

Bridgewater Place

205 Bridgewater Road

Knoxville, TN 37923

Chattanooga

Wednesday, October 28th at 2:00 p.m. EDT

Hamilton County Commission Room

624 Georgia Avenue #401

Chattanooga, TN 37402

Kingsport

Thursday, October 29th at 10:00 a.m. EDT

Kingsport Center for Higher Education

300 West Market Street

Kingsport, TN 37660

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