BACKGROUND: Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, will convene a field briefing in Sacramento to discuss the upcoming federal transportation bill. Senator Boxer will hear testimony from community leaders and state government officials on local and state transportation priorities. A field briefing is also scheduled for September 4 in Los Angeles, and additional California briefings will be held in the future.

12:30 PM PDT

LOCATION: California State Capitol
1301 10th St, Sacramento, CA
Room 4203

WITNESSES: (Order subject to change)

Panel 1:
• Don Perata, Senate President pro Tem, California State Senate
• Mark DeSaulnier, Chairman of the Transportation Committee, California State Assembly
• Will Kempton, Director, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
• Bob Alvarado, Vice Chair¸ California Transportation Commission

Panel 2:
• Mike McKeever, Executive Director, Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG)
• David Finigan, Supervisor, Del Norte County, and Chair, Regional Council of Rural Counties
• Larry Greene, Executive Director, Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District
• Robert Dugan, Director of Government and Public Affairs, Granite Construction, Representing the Sacramento Chamber of Commerce
• Bob Balgenorth, President, State Building and Construction Trades Council