Brian Smith and TJ Dixon, representatives from Vulcan (formerly LoJac), met with Smith County Middle School students on September 8 to discuss and compare the difference between the Walton Road and I-40. The students discussed the cost and construction differences between building I-40 and the Walton Road.

Dixon explained to the students that having a good, reliable transportation system in Tennessee brings growth and makes our state strong. He also explained how and when the Tennessee Department of Transportation was formed and how it plays a vital role in overseeing Tennessee’s infrastructure needs.

Chad Williams, candidate for the 40th District House of Representatives, was also attended the discussion with the students. Williams helped explain how Tennessee’s government funds road building and infrastructure.

L to R: Mike Lytle, Cara Fleenor, TJ Dixon, Brian Smith, Chad Williams, Martha Holladay