Erich Ponti will speak on fixing roads at the April 1 Press Club

Erich Ponti, president of the Louisiana Coalition to Fix Our Roads, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, April 1. He will discuss a legislative measure to increase the gas tax to provide funding for Louisiana’s roads and bridges. LCFOR, comprised of business leaders, trade organizations and Chamber of Commerce representatives, is focused on educating the public on current conditions of roads and bridges, advocating for change and helping to identify fiscal solutions.¬†Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St., in the East and West Baton Rouge Room. Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.