CELEBRATING THE INTERSTATE 50TH ANNIVERSARY
Alabama: Contacts, Norman Lumpkin or Linda Crockett
The Alabama Department of Transportation intends to work with the Federal Highway
Administration in coordinating events throughout the state during 2006.
Alaska: Contact, John Manly
To be determined. In prior discussions, department staff suggested that since Alaska has no true
Interstate, its DOT may not be planning any activities.
Arizona: Contact, Doug Nintzel
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) plans to hold media events featuring the
“Interstate 50th Anniversary Truck” in Tucson (June 14) and Phoenix (June 15) to promote the
anniversary and Arizona’s participation in the convoy. On each of those days, the Arizona
chapters of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) and Associated General
Contractors will sponsor “50th Anniversary” luncheons in those cities.
The ADOT truck will start the journey to Salt Lake City on Friday (June 16) with stops in
Flagstaff and Kingman. Our plan calls for an arrival in Salt Lake City on Sunday (June 18). The
Arizona truck would stay with the convoy until the side-route to Denver (June 21) and continue
the trip back home to Phoenix (anticipated arrival back in Arizona-June 22).
The Arizona Interstate 50th organizing committee also is planning an August 10th luncheon in
Phoenix that coincides with the anniversary of the opening of the Final Mile of I-10 across the
US, which occurred on August 10, 1990 when the Deck Park Tunnel opened between 7th Street
and 7th Avenue in Phoenix.
Arkansas: Contact, Randy Ort
Plans are underway to stage events from late May through end of June in conjunction with the
1919 Military Convoy re-enactment. Tentative press conference from the results of the The Road
Information Project report; moving display; events surround the June 29 convoy close with
Governor Mike Huckabee, current chairman of the National Governors Association.
California: Contacts, Mark DeSio, Tamie McGowan, Lesa Saville
Host state for the June 15, 2006, convoy departure at San Francisco’s SBC Park or actual
terminus of the 1919 convoy. Pre-convoy re-enactment reception and pancake breakfast. Post-
convoy departure event surrounding ITS applications with Dr. Toyoda (of Toyota) and other
members of automaking community. Historic displays.
Possible event in Sacramento.
Colorado: Contacts, Stacey Stegman or Mindy Crane
Events involving convoy stop at T-REX project in Denver along convoy offshoot. More to come.
Connecticut: Contacts, Chris Cooper or Kevin Nursick
To be determined.
Delaware: Contact, Darrel Cole or Tina Shockley
To be determined.
Washington, D.C.: Contacts, Bill Carr or Newsha Dau
Host city for convoy terminus on June 29, 2006. Events after the convoy include a program at the
National Building Museum on the Interstate effects on the urban environment. Date of that event
yet to be determined.
Florida: Contacts, Dick Kane or Tait Martin
Launched http://www.fl-interstate.com/. Considering an hour-long program with local Public
Broadcasting System state affiliate and other events.
Georgia: Contact, Vicki Gavalas
To be determined. Georgia DOT Commissioner Harold Linnekohl, now AASHTO President, is
likely to take a prominent role in the cross-country convoy in June.
Hawaii: Contact, Scott Ishikawa
To be determined.
Idaho: Contact, Jeff Stratten
Building a website, writing a history of Idaho’s Interstate system (12-15 pages), developing press
kits, and will send a vehicle to Utah to join the convoy.
Illinois: Contact, Heather Tarczan
IDOT has formed a 50th Anniversary of Interstates Committee and will participate in the convoy
and national celebration.The convoy will enter Illinois on Interstate 80 from Iowa and proceed
across Illinois stopping at the American Association of State Highway Officials (AASHO) Road
Test Site adjacent to Interstate 80 in Ottawa, Illinois on June 24.
The site is also referred to as The National Test Road. Tests at this site from 1958 to November of
1960 played a significant role in Interstate development and produced surface formulas that were
used for years to come in the construction of the Interstate System. The convoy will then travel to
Chicago where a celebration will take place on June 26. The Illinois committee is also producing
a website and exhibits pertaining to the 50th Anniversary of the Interstate System.
“Since the Eisenhower Interstate System will celebrate its Golden Anniversary, it is exciting and
very important that Illinois recognizes this significant anniversary,” said IDOT Secretary Timothy
W. Martin. The Interstate has provided 50 years of freedom, safety and progress in transportation
and we are proud to be celebrating such an important part of the past, present, and future.”
IDOT will sponsor press events and activities commemorating this important anniversary.
Indiana: Contact, Andy Dietrick
Preliminary plans are to have a convoy arrival event at a new Studebaker Museum in South Bend.
Indiana may also seek to have the Indiana governor participate in his well-known recreational
vehicle and may ask the lieutenant governor to lend a couple of novelty vehicles used to promote
gasohol – one of which resembles an ear of corn.
Iowa: Contact, Dena Gray-Fisher
Iowa DOT website (Iowainterstate50th.org) – a web site featuring stories and photos depeciting
Iowa’s Interstate building history, a newsroom, teacher resources, and information about Iowa’s
role in the transcontinental caravan was launched in September. The site also solicits stories from
persons who were involved in the development and construction of Iowa’s Interstate System and
invites the public to become involved in the caravan-related activities.
Employee Newsletter – The DOT’s employee newsletter, INSIDE, will feature a story each
month about the history of the Interstate System. In June 2006, the stories will be compiled,
along with photos and stories of people in Iowa who were involved in building its Interstaet
system, and be published in a special commemorative edition.
Commemorative Postal Mark – In June 2006, the DOT, in conjunction with the U.S. Postal
Service, will issue a special commemorative postal mark at the DOT’s business headquarters in
Ames. The mark will be placed on official postal materials, such as envelopes and postcards.
This unique mark will be of particular interest to stamp/mark collectors, historians, and DOT
employees, contractors and consultants.
Trade publication articles – Staff in the DOT’s Office of Media and Marketing Services will work
with various trade organizations to research and write Interstate-related stories that can be printed
in their publications.
2006 Transportation Map and accompanying Travel Guide – The national logo and slogan will be
included on the 2006 Transportation Map. In addition, and through a partnership effort, the logo
and brief information about the anniversary will be published in the Department of Economic
Development’s 2006 Travel Guide.
Welcome center brochures and lapel pins – A brochure informing visitors to Iowa’s rest areas and
welcome centers about the 50th anniversary of the Interstate will be distributed in June 2006. Rest
area and welcome-center attendants will be provided lapel pins featuring the national logo to wear
when greeting visitors that month.
I Spot Service – The popular wireless Internet service available at the DOT’s rest areas will
feature information about the Interstate anniversary and a link to the DOT’s special web site on
its home page in June 2006.
Transcontinental caravan host cities – Two communities in Iowa have been selected by AASHTO
to serve as host cities for the transcontinental caravan – Des Moines and Davenport. The DOT is
working with local agencies, organizations and businesses to plan events that welcome the
caravan participants and help draw national, regional and local media attention to their mission of
educating the public about the importance of the Interstate system and its needs.
Kansas: Contact, Julie Lorenz
Web site link -- KDOT plans to have the first phase of information available to the public in
February and will feature Kansas Interstates, historical events, and President Eisenhower.
Additional information and updates will take place throughout the spring and summer as needed.
Splinter from convoy
Wednesday (June 21)
• Media work
• Greet convoy at Kansas/Colorado border (Wednesday, June 21) - add several vehicles to
the motorcade from KDOT, KHP, and other organizations.
• Banners will be placed on various overpasses to welcome the group to Kansas as it
travels on I-70 to Abilene.
In Abilene, a “block party” will be under way along the grounds of the Dwight D. Eisenhower
Presidential Library and Museum to welcome the groups when they arrive. The groups can join in
some old fashioned fun with activities such as an antique car show, an ice cream social, games for
kids, and more.
Thursday (June 22)
The evening of June 22, Dan Holt, Director of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library
and Museum, will host a panel discussion highlighting various aspects of Eisenhower’s
involvement in and the impact of the nation’s Interstate system.
Friday (June 23)
Event at Governor’s Mansion
• The convoy leaves Abilene about 8:00 am and travel’s to the Governor’s Mansion in
• During this leg of the trip, the convoy will travel on the first section of Interstate roadway
opened to traffic in the United States after the 1956 bill signing. The section is just west
of Topeka in Shawnee and Wabaunsee counties.
• YRC Worldwide (formally Yellow Roadway) will be a part of the convoy between
Abilene and Topeka. Their truck will feature a safety message and will be carrying
charitable cargo (possibly booster seats) which will be presented to a group at the event at
• Governor Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary Deb Miller and other dignitaries are scheduled to
greet the convoy. Other activities at the mansion are currently being planned.
• KDOT is partnering and working closely with the Kansas Turnpike Authority to plan
these activities across the state.
• As activities are planned, Kansas will be promoting the events in various state magazines,
such as Kansas! Magazine and Home & Away, produced by AAA. Activities will also be
featured in an upcoming segment of the television show “Sunflower Journeys.”
• A video to highlight the impact of Interstates on the Kansas economy will be produced.
KDOT will collaborate with the Kansas Department of Commerce on the video as well as
on other planned activities.
• Adopt A Highway groups across the state will also help clean their sections of roadway
in May and June to spruce up the state.
Kentucky: Contact, Doug Hogan
To be determined.
Louisiana: Contact, Mark Lambert
Louisiana has yet to determine what form its celebration will take, but a likely approach may be a
focus on I-10 between Baton Rouge and New Orleans as both the highway to safety (during the
pre-Katrina evacuation) and the highway to recovery now that the bridge is restored and
reconstruction is underway.
Maine: Contact, Herb Thomson
To be determined.
Maryland: Contact, Valerie Burnette Edgar
In a unique event, Maryland will be welcoming the convoy to a bridge on U.S. 15 near
Emmitsburg, for the unveiling of an historic marker on the spot where the 1919 convoy first
became mired in the mud. The Maryland DOT will erect a segment of a replica of the 1919
bridge along the “modern bridge” at that location, built in 1921! The state is working with its
Historic Society to designate the area.
Massachusetts: Contact, Jon Carlisle
To be determined.
Minnesota: Contact, Lucy Bender
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has established a 50th Anniversary Advisory Group
representing Mn/DOT, the Federal Highway Administration Minnesota office, the Minnesota
National Guard, the State Patrol, Tourism, Department of Employment and Economic
Development, the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, Mn/DOT retirees, the Associated General
Contractors, Consulting Engineers Council, University of Minnesota Center for Transportation
Studies and Humphrey Institute, Minnesota Trucking Association, AAA Minnesota, etc., to
underscore the fact that the Interstate is about transportation and more.
The agency is also tapping into resources like Mn/DOT retirees, Area Transportation
Partnerships, communities through which interstates pass, state and local chambers of commerce,
and historical societies to achieve grass root support and cooperation. Mn/DOT is also
developing communications tools like exhibits of photos, facts and memorabilia; oral histories;
media kits; an essay contest; and the Mn/DOT Web page and links help present the information to
an audience ranging from school children to leaders in transportation, tourism and business and
The objective is help a very broad audience understand and appreciate the significance of the
Interstate system while educating stakeholders and the public about transportation challenges we
face now and in the future.
More information can be found at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/interstate50/
Mississippi: Contact Lisa Siegel
On Tuesday, June 20 MDOT will host an Anniversary Party. This event will take place at 10am
and will include an Anniversary cake along with punch, coffee, nuts, mints, and fruit. MDOT
Executive Director Larry L. "Butch" Brown will speak about MDOT's vision for the next 50 years.
Missouri: Contact, Sally Oxenhandler
Missouri is planning a two-pronged approach to the celebration.
A public event is planned for June 28 in St. Charles, Missouri, the site of the first project awarded
under the 1956 Federal-aid Highway Act. Governor Matt Blunt and members of the Missouri
congressional delegation are invited to attend along with local celebrities (possibly Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame star Chuck Berry.)
In addition, the DOT is planning a public forum on the Interstate System during June, with a
panel of speakers to focus on its history, the current status and the future in Missouri. The event
is being planning in conjunction with the University of Missouri School of Public Affairs.
The state is also planning public service announcements on the Interstate anniversary.
Montana: Contact, Charity Watt Levis
To be determined after the AASHTO Washington Briefing.
Nebraska: Contact, Mary Jo Hall
As one of the 15 states that will host the cross-country caravan, Nebraska is planning its Interstate
anniversary events in conjunction with this event.
On Wednesday, June 21, the convoy will leave Cheyenne at 8:am and spend the whole day
driving across Nebraska with scheduled stop in North Platte for a lunch time Greet and Eat
Welcome to Nebraska- flag-waving, fuel up and fly-on, photo-op pit stop (12:30 - 2 pm.)
The convoy will arrive in Omaha at 7 p.m. for a free evening. Our 50th Anniversary
Interstate celebration activities begin the next morning.
Our theme is "Celebrate the Interstate ... A Moving Experience!" focusing on what the Interstate
has brought to Nebraska and what Nebraskans have done with the Interstate.
• a celebratory, private company sponsored, breakfast with VIPs, introductions, speeches,
special recognitions, displays, news and photo ops. (we are talking with Werner
Enterprises international trucking company., headquartered in Omaha, for
• a limo bus trip (hosted by AAA) for convoy members and guests for a special tour of
transportation and its successes across the Omaha metro area.
• a sponsor-hosted dinner.
After breakfast and parting gifts the next morning, the convoy will depart at 9 a.m. for Des
Nevada: Contact, Fred Hinners
Nevada’s Interstate celebration will also center on the arrival of the convoy in Reno, one of the
stops made by the original Transcontinental Motor Train in 1919. VIPs will be invited to join
convoy participants at the National Automobile Museum for a combination lunch and press
conference. The state will feature the history of early road-building in the state, including
presentations by historians regarding the construction of the Lincoln Highway, the route taken by
the original convoy. An evening reception is also planned for convoy participants.
New Hampshire: Contact, Bill Boynton
New Hampshire will hold a news event on June 29 to highlight the 50th Anniversary. One of the
state's elected officials is also planning an antique car convoy on Interstate 93 that will join the
New Jersey: Contact, Camille Sinclair
- Special issue on the interstate celebration in employee newsletter;
- Substantial exhibit in lobby in June that may later travel to other locations; and
- A link from website to the New Jersey portion of FHWA’s Interstate Presentation on their
New Mexico: Contact, S.U. Mahesh
To be determined.
New York: Contact, Sue O’Connor
To be determined.
North Carolina: Contact, Claudia Price
NCDOT is in the process of developing a Web site and featuring information on the Interstate
System and the 50th anniversary each month in the agency’s employee newsletter.
North Dakota: Contact, Annette Tait
To be determined.
Ohio: Contact, Lindsay Mendicino
The Interstate Caravan is coming through Ohio on June 27. Ohio DOT is planning an event to
celebrate the interstates' 50th anniversary in conjunction with this. Now consulting with local
planning agencies, AAA, consultants, contractors, etc. to draw a crowd interested in the
interstates and the impact they have had on the U.S. and Ohio. Ohio DOT will make strong media
outreach prior to events slated to include key lawmakers and the governor, if possible.
One idea for a caravan stop is at the Science Center in Columbus, for an event focused on the
history of highways in Ohio, possibly including technology demonstration vehicles. Ohio DOT is
also working on a website and producing historic materials including a photo archive.
Oklahoma: Contact, Terri Angier
Oklahoma is proud of the selection of Oklahoma Department of Transportation Director Gary
Ridley as AASHTO Chairman of the Public Affairs Subcommittee and we all look forward to the
events. The director and other ODOT representatives were present for the national kick-offs in
Detroit and Washington and at the same time, ODOT issued statewide press releases highlighting
ODOT is spearheading and partnering with other state agencies and organizations to observe the
Press conferences occurring on the state's significant interstate
project dates; One the week of April 22 celebrating the dedication of
I-35, the first segment of interstate in Oklahoma, and another the week
of June 2, remembering the completion of I-40 in the state.
Joint interviews / stories with other agencies in the state who are also
celebrating a 50th anniversary;
A commemorative state calendar highlighting our unique Interstate
attributes and achievements to be presented to our Commission in
On our daily traffic updates, we'll be including "Today in History"
dates that are significant to Oklahoma's interstates;
Legislative joint resolution;
After our legislative session this summer, we will cover a "Part B"
dealing with policy and the future of our interstate;
Webpage featuring Oklahoma events, dates, photos and general
information, all tied to the national events and releases.
Oregon: Contact, Shelley M. Snow
Regarding our plans: we have developed a media kit and a web site
(www.oregon.gov/ODOT/COMM/interstate50.shtml) that we will be sharing with the public and
the media throughout the year by tying into projects and activities involving Oregon's section of
interstates. For example, next week we have a groundbreaking on a major new interchange on I-5
near Salem. Our speakers include our Governor and a Congresswoman. At that event, we'll
distribute media kits and talk about the role of interstates in our state. We plan to do this
throughout the year all over the state. In addition, just FYI, we're doing an internal "interstate
trivia contest" with our 4,500 employees each month in the employee newsletter. So far, it's been
well-received and a fun addition to everyone's everyday work!
Pennsylvania: Contact, Rich Kirkpatrick
PennDOT is hosting two caravan events – one in Pittsburgh on June 27th and another one at
Gettysburg on June 28th.
Puerto Rico: Contact, Olga Velez-Rolon
To be determined
Rhode Island: Contact, Dana Nolfe Alexander
Rhode Island is creating the biggest Interstate map in the smallest state. Together with its
partners at the Rhode Island Division of the Federal Highway Administration, the Rhode Island
Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is plotting a 30-foot by 45-foot Interstate map that will be
divided into Rhode Island's 39 cities and towns. Each portion will be given to a student in grades
4 through 8 to decorate as they see fit. The students will be encouraged to plot out their school,
home, how they get to the Interstate and important landmarks in their area. Once RIDOT has all
the pieces back, the map will be reassembled and displayed during the June 29 Rhode Island
celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Interstate at Eisenhower's summer White House in
Newport, Rhode Island.
South Carolina: Contact, Vivian Patterson
Planning press event to announce governor’s proclamation of June as the “Month of the
Interstate.” Event would be public gathering with classic cars, large trucks, first-responder
vehicles, etc. Also, presentation and cutting of 50th Anniversary cake at the transportation
commission meeting occurring closest to the June 29 anniversary date. Messages through
signage, changeable message boards, possibly specially created signs. Outreach to community
through displays with local history, area media, military bases, etc.
South Dakota: Contact, Laura Schoen Carbonneau
Taking part in the TRIP survey; working with South Dakota Bcasters and Newspaper Assn to see
if they can generate some news stories; planning on sending some reps either to Iowa or Neb for
the Convoy; thinking of doing some Interstate rest stops – I-90 and I-29 cross the state; planning
celebrations and handouts lit, etc. there. Cake, coffee.
Tennessee: Contact, Luanne Grandinetti
Senator Albert Gore, Sr. of Tennessee was the sponsor of the 1956 legislation creating the
interstate system. Therefore, the Albert Gore, Sr. Research Program at Middle Tennessee State
University figures into celebration plans in Tennessee. A re-enactment of the first interstate
ribbon-cutting in Ardmore, Tennessee as well as plans to involve elementary age students
through a poster contest also are part of Tennessee interstate celebration plans.
Texas: Contact, Randall Dillard
Texas will observe the Interstate anniversary by launching an annual “Texas Transportation
Forum. “ Speakers currently slated for the June 8-9 event include U.S. Transportation Secretary
Norman Mineta, Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and officials of
AASHTO, ARTBA and AGC. Others invited will include FHWA, state lawmakers, county
judges, mayors, industry and partnership groups. At least six breakout sessions are slated.
Utah: Contact, Tom Hudachko
Utah supporters of the Interstate Anniversary are planning a set of commemorative dinners, and
the convoy is slated to stop in Salt Lake City, where events are planned.
To be determined
Virginia: Contact, Lynda South
• Creating oral documentary DVD on "Building Virginia's Interstates." Pitching to local
PBS stations and hope to piggyback on Ken Mandel's documentary with our Virginia tie-
in for local stations.
• Created Interstate section of our Centennial Web site
http://www.virginiadot.org/infoservice/100years/interstates.asp including our interstate
story and timeline.
• Lynda South will be speaking to two national/international engineer conferences on the
50th anniversary of the interstate -- The American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE)
2006 National Conference hosted by Virginia in Williamsburg, May 31-June 4, 2006 and
the International Highway Engineering Exchange Program (IHEEP) Conference in
Williamsburg, VA, Sept. 10-14, 2006.
• Pitching interstate 50th to local and national media. Have commitment from Richmond
Times-Dispatch for a section front page and double-truck centerspread. Virginian Pilot in
Norfolk is also interested in pursuing. Sent e-mail pitch to CBS News, Good Morning
America and American Heritage magazine. More pitching to be done to Media General
and other local and national media in coming weeks.
• Redesigned children's brochure Map Games and Puzzles with 50th anniversary theme
we are also doing a number of things to celebrate VDOT's Centennial this year, and always
the interstate's 50th anniversary is mentioned and/or incorporated. Here are some activities we
• Created Centennial Web site featuring vintage photographs and employee memories of
the way we were.
• Created 30-foot long Centennial display showcasing a timeline of VDOT's history
including a segment specifically focused on our interstate history and the 50th anniversary
of the Interstate.
• Centennial display debuted at VDOT's Fall Transportation Conference in Roanoke, and
will be on display at the Virginia General Assembly, the Virginia International Auto
Show, VDOT's Leadership Conference and two national/international engineering
• Hanging three, 24-foot-long vertical banners in front of VDOT's most prominent
downtown building announcing our 100th anniversary.
• Created four-minute DVD featuring old photographs and video footage from early 1900s
• Created Centennial lapel pins for every employee.
• Ran stories in The Bulletin, our bi-monthly employee newsletter from 2005 to 2006 on
our history broken down in two-decade increments.
• Producing special edition of The Bulletin for all employees and retirees.
• Printed Centennial updates and Centennial Moments in bi-weekly Friday Reports
focusing on Centennial plans and employee memories as shared through a blog.
• Printing special Centennial edition of History of Roads book that is periodically updated.
• Previous edition of History of Roads book sent with letter of appreciation to 2,000
employees with 25 years or more with the agency.
• Used Centennial logo on everything from lapel pins and balloons to e-mail signatures and
metered mail indicia.
• Holding birthday party in our auditorium and in district offices on March 6, 2006, our
anniversary date with cake, balloons, 4-minute DVD.
• District offices are doing one or more of the following:
• Holding Open Houses for employees and retirees
• Participating in local parades (4th of July, Christmas, etc.)
• Displaying old equipment at area fairs
• Newsletters profiling some of our oldest living retirees, how things have changed, what is
was like during their careers, etc.
• Centennial Cinema - Brown bag lunches on the first Thursday of each month (starting in
March) featuring transportation videos (VDOT-produced and some History Channel with
guest speakers. Popcorn served.
- The Mountain That Moves People (building of Big Walker Mountain Tunnel on Interstate 77)
- Spanning Centuries: Restoring a Boomtown Bridge (Goshen Bridge in Staunton district)
- Winter driving - something Rob and Lennie are copying for me -- produced in the late 50s or
- Winter Watchmen - how they removed snow in the 60s
- A story for Tomorrow - first highways they were building in the mid-50s
- Walkerton Bridge in Tidewater - historic perspective (early 90s)
- Coleman Bridge - 90s
- Discovering the First Virginians
- Modern Marvels: The Autobahn - History Channel documentary
- Modern Marvels: America's Highway - History Channel documentary
Washington: Contact: Lloyd Brown
To be determined
West Virginia: Contact: Susan Watkins
To be determined
Wisconsin: Contact, Peg Schmitt
Media events. Plan media events at an appropriate Interstate site in each transportation region for
the last week in June 2006. The events will be held to capture and celebrate the economic
development benefits of both the rural and urban components of the system.
o The kick-off media event will be held in Milwaukee with Secretary Frank Busalacchi
celebrating Wisconsin’s Interstate system and its economic benefits to the state, with
a focus on the Marquette Interchange (I-94/794/43), the state’s largest interchange.
The past, present, and future benefits of the Interstate will be highlighted.
o Regional events will be held at Madison’s Badger Interchange (I-90/94), Eau Claire’s
bypass around the city, Wausau’s I-39 and Green Bay’s I-43 and future I-41 through
the Fox River Valley. The events will include a media availability with WisDOT
officials; media kits with fact sheets, a historical perspective, and economic
development data; and a mounted poster and exhibit boards featuring the history and
economic benefits of the Interstate.
Reunion gatherings. Coordinate plans for a celebration/reunion gathering with the Wisconsin
Transportation Builders Association (WTBA). WTBA will take the lead and tentatively plan a
celebration/reunion gathering for retirees, contractors and interested employees after the
Milwaukee event and perhaps one out-state site. There will be a per-person charge for everyone
(with no expectations to make money on the event.) WisDOT will provide lists of retirees.
Cross-country caravan. Send a sampling of Wisconsin products to Davenport, Iowa, for the hook-
up with AASHTO’s cross-country caravan on I-80 from California to Washington, DC. The
caravan bypasses Wisconsin.
Poster and exhibit boards. Create a poster and exhibit boards of photos, history, and economic
benefits that can be set up at the media event/celebration and then moved to the Hill Farms lobby
and regional offices.
Web page. Create a Web page for the celebration that would include: an historical fact sheet,
project timeline, economic-development maps and information, and old photos.
Wyoming: Contact, Dave Kingham
To be determined