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The 2018 Texas Tribune Festival is upon us! Join us Sept. 27-29 in downtown Austin for two days of unique perspectives, thoughtful conversation and networking — all in the shadow of the Texas Capitol. 

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Friday, September 28 • 8:30am - 9:30am
Transportation for Tomorrow

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It begins with enough of the right roads in enough of the right places, but it doesn’t end there.

Supported by Texas Central, AT&T, H-E-B, Chariot and Toyota North America and Gulf States Toyota

Moderators
avatar for Brandon Formby

Brandon Formby

Urban Affairs Reporter for The Texas Tribune
Formby writes about the challenges facing Texas’ largest metro areas as they experience unbridled growth. He joined the Tribune in October 2016 and is the organization’s first reporter based in Dallas. Previously, Formby spent more than 13 years at The Dallas Morning News, where... Read More →

Speakers
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J. Bruce Bugg

Chairman of the Texas Transportation Commission
Bugg was appointed chairman of the Texas Transportation Commission by Gov. Greg Abbott in 2017. He serves as chairman and trustee of the Tobin Endowment, a charitable foundation in San Antonio, and as chairman and co-founder of the Bexar County Performing Arts Center Foundation. Previously... Read More →
avatar for Celia Israel

Celia Israel

State Representative, D-Austin
Israel, D-Austin, has represented House District 50 since 2014. She serves as vice chairwoman of the House Elections Committee and sits on the Transportation Committee. Previously, she served on the boards of the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Alliance for Public... Read More →
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Geanie Morrison

State Representative, R-Victoria
Morrison, R-Victoria, has served House District 30 since 1999. She serves as chairwoman of the House Transportation Committee and sits on the Higher Education Committee and the Select Committee on Texas Ports, Innovation & Infrastructure. In the 85th legislative session, Morrison... Read More →
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Robert Nichols

State Senator, R-Jacksonville
Nichols, R-Jacksonville, has represented Senate District 3 since 2006. He serves as chair of the Senate Transportation Committee and sits on the Senate Administration, Business & Commerce, and Finance committees. Prior to joining the Senate, Nichols served as a transportation commissioner... Read More →
avatar for Chris Turner

Chris Turner

State Representative, D-Grand Prairie
Turner, D-Grand Prairie, has represented House District 101 since 2013. He also served as the district’s state representative from 2009 to 2011. He sits on the House Higher Education, Insurance, and General Investigating & Ethics committees as well as the Select Committee on State... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
The Driskill Hotel, Citadel Room 604 Brazos St., Austin, TX 78701