Lt. Governor Ramsey Appoints Janice Bowling To Transportation Coordination Committee

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey (R-Blountville) on Wednesday appointed Senator Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma) to the Transportation Coordination Committee. The special joint committee is charged with creating a strategic transportation coordination plan for Tennessee.
“In order for our economy to grow, it is crucial that transportation barriers be removed so that people and goods can travel freely and easily,” said Lt. Governor Ramsey. “Senator Bowling is a dedicated public servant who distinguished herself on many issues in her first year in the Senate.
I look forward to seeing her contributions to this committee.”
“I’m grateful to be appointed to this important committee,” said Senator Bowling. “I look forward to helping form a transportation plan for Tennessee that encourages commerce and economic growth in the state.”

The Transportation Coordination Committee is a special committee created to study the improvement of the methods of delivery and coordination of transportation services by the Tennessee Department of Transportation, as well as other State departments and agencies.
The group makes recommendations about the effectiveness of existing services; improvements in the effective use of existing funding; reduction of barriers to the effective funding of transportation services; identification of new sources of transportation funding; and improvement of universal mobility for Tennessee citizens and visitors.

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