Mississippi State Senate Transportation Committee Meeting
August 24th and 25th 2017
State Capitol – Room 216

Thursday August 24, 2017

3:00 p.m. – Call to order and Opening Statement – Senator Willie Simmons, Chairman Senate Highways and Transportation Committee

3:10 p.m. -Transportation Infrastructure Impact on the Economy – Scott Waller,
Interim Executive Director and CEO, Mississippi Economic Council.

4:45 p.m. – Ways & Means and the impact on the taxpayers if the Legislature raised an
additional $330,000,000.00, annually for transportation infrastructure.

4:45 p.m. – Status of local bridges Mississippi Engineers Association

Friday August 25, 2017

9:00 a.m. – MDOT – Melinda McGrath, Executive Director
*Status of State Bridges
*Posted State Bridges by County
*Condition of Highways
*Resources needed to repair and maintain State highways and bridges

10:00 a.m. – State Aid – Carey Webb, Executive Director
*Status of Local Bridges
*Federal Government Bridge Closing and Inspections

10:30 a.m. – The impact state funding has on local transportation infrastructure and
possible solutions. Mississippi Supervisors Associations


MS Senate Press Release