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Keynote Speaker for Freight Summit 2016: Federal Highway Administrator Gregory Nadeau

Keynote Speaker for Freight Summit 2016: Federal Highway Administrator Gregory Nadeau
April 25, 2016 Jerry Vallely

Administrator Gregory G. Nadeau of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) joins Bi-State Development on Wednesday, April 27, as the keynote speaker at Freight Summit 2016. This event will serve as the official launch of the St. Louis Regional Freightway, the formal name selected for the region’s freight district.

Appointed by President Barack Obama, Nadeau oversees the $43 billion Federal-aid Highway program and leads the nation’s effort for infrastructure funding. As part of the kick-off of the St. Louis Regional Freightway, Nadeau will speak on the direct connections between economic growth and investments in transportation infrastructure.

Summit attendees will also have the opportunity to be among the first in the region to learn about the St. Louis Regional Freightway’s marketing, public advocacy and freight developments plans – the strategy developed to establish the bi-state region as one of the premier multi-modal freight hubs and distribution centers in the nation. This framework will include recommendations for major infrastructure improvements and potential funding sources.

WHAT: Freight Summit 2016

WHEN: Wednesday, April 27 – 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Caramel Room at Bissinger’s Chocolate Factory
1600 N. Broadway, St. Louis, MO


  • Gregory Nadeau, Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration
  • John Nations, President and CEO of Bi-State Development
  • Mary Lamie, Executive Director of the St. Louis Regional Freightway
  • Dr. Edward Hillhouse, Missouri Baptist University Dean and Professor of Education
  • Mike McCarthy, President of the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis
  • Dennis Wilmsmeyer, Executive Director of America’s Central Port                          

About Bi-State Development

Bi-State Development (BSD) is the operator of the Metro public transportation system for the St. Louis region, which includes the 87 vehicle, 46-mile MetroLink light rail system; 391 MetroBus vehicle fleet that operates on 77 MetroBus routes; and Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 120 vans. BSD also owns and operates St. Louis Downtown Airport and its surrounding industrial business park, and the Gateway Arch Riverboats, as well as operates the Gateway Arch Revenue Collections Center and Gateway Arch trams. BSD also operates the Bi-State Development Research Institute and the St. Louis Regional Freightway, the region’s freight district.