leaves San Francisco
As you all know, the "Celebrate
the Interstate!" Cross-Country Convoy is underway! The 40-some
convoy participants, including several AASHTO staff members, several
state DOT representatives, sponsors, and others, arrived in San Francisco
on Tuesday, June 13, and are participating in a series of preliminary
convoy's official departure is tomorrow, Friday, June 16th, with a kick-off
event in San Francisco featuring several dignitaries and honored guests,
including Department of Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta and Governor
of California Arnold Schwarzeneggar.
If you would like to follow the convoy and find out where they are and
what they're doing, simply go to AASHTO's Interstate 50th website (http://www.interstate50th.org/
), under the heading "Convoy."
The website features:
Satellite GPS tracking;
Several blogs -- one by Merrill Eisenhower Atwater,
great-grandson of President Eisenhower; one by convoy participant
Chuck Zimmerman of the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council;
the Roadside Conversations Team from the University of Illinois; and
A daily posting of photographs of the convoy's activities
and events by AASHTO staff member and Convoy Advance Team/Photography
Coordinator David Dubov and his team, Wayde Powell, Tate Jackson,
and Jason Finneyfrock;
A copy of the Convoy Participant Handbook, which includes
a list of convoy participants, sponsors, a detailed itinerary, route
map, etc; and
A copy of the National Commemorative Program, which
details state-by-state convoy events.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please do
not hesitate to contact us.
AASHTO Publications and Communcations Department