Building With Us
We are grateful for the support these important partners have given to the Transportation Modernization Act. Learn why they think Building With Us is important to the future of Tennessee’s prosperity.
Glenn Jacobs, Knox County Mayor, believes the Transportation Modernization Act will accelerate much-needed projects in his region as well as support his goal to make Knox County a great place to live, work and visit.
Jim Strickland, City of Memphis Mayor, believes the Transportation Modernization Act will help strengthen our infrastructure, which in turn will help economic growth, tourism, and quality of life.
Tim Kelly, Mayor of Chattanooga, supports the Transportation Modernization Act because it will relieve congestion, support economic growth, and give our residents more options for moving through Tennessee.
Kevin Brooks, Mayor of Cleveland, supports the Transportation Modernization Act because better roads make better communities.
William Rawls, Brownsville Mayor
Kyle Spurgeon, President/CEO – Greater Jackson Chamber
Bobby White, II, Chief Government Relations Officer with the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce, supports greatly reducing the amount of time it takes to finish a road project.
Brett Howell, Director of the Tennessee County Highway Officials Association, is supportive of the Transportation Modernization Act because he believes this proposal is a once in a lifetime opportunity that will impact both rural and urban areas.
Jonas Smelcer, Sevier County Highway Superintendent, notes that roads in Sevier County need to be resurfaced and with prices on equipment and materials continuing to go up, the need for the Transportation Modernization Act is critical.
Benton Bartlett, Coffee County Highway Superintendent, has 180 miles of roadway to maintain and can’t keep up. The passing of Transportation Modernization Act would be a big help to his county as well as every other county in Tennessee.
Kevin Swatsell, Greene County Highway Superintendent, wants the Transportation Modernization Act to pass because Tennessee citizens won’t have to pay additional taxes for the state to build and maintain roads.
Joe Miller, Morgan County Highway Superintendent, believes the Transportation Modernization Act will help rural counties roads get up to standards.
Kent Starwalt, Executive Vice President of the Tennessee Road Builders Association, appreciates Governor Bill Lee’s prioritization on transportation and is excited about this unprecedented opportunity to partner with TDOT and help build many needed projects across the state.
Ryan Egly with the Lawrence County Chamber of Champions Program believes the Transportation Modernization Act is good for business in both urban and rural areas of Tennessee as well as will help traffic congestion and local infrastructure.
Anthony Holt, TN Association of County Mayors Executive Director, supports the Transportation Modernization Act because he believes we need to be planning for the future.
Rachel Blackhurst, Director of Government Affairs with the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, believes investment in all forms of infrastructure are important to keep Tennessee as a desirable place to live and attract new businesses.