Lunch: Dick Ravitch: The Financial Neglect of Infrastructure and Its Consequences to Our Economy

Thursday, January 12, 2012
11:45am - Reception and Refreshments 12:15pm - Luncheon
Alfredo of Rome
4 W. 49th St. (bet. Fifth Av. & Rockefeller Plaza)
$30; $25 for members of the Transportation Research Forum; $20 for students
RSVP by Tuesday, Jan. 10, to PKGessner3 [at] verizon [dot] net
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Transportation Research Forum

Remarks by Hon. Richard Ravitch Former Lieutenant Governor, New York State.

Topic: “The Financial Neglect of Infrastructure and Its Consequences to Our Economy”

The Hon. Richard Ravitch is a lawyer/businessman/public official who has been engaged in both private and public business for more than 40 years. In 1979, Mr. Ravitch was appointed Chairman and CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“MTA”), New York’s regional urban and suburban transportation system. He completely reorganized the MTA and its functions. His restructuring changes and innovations included recruiting operating officials from the private sector with experience in marketing as well as management and operations. He developed a long term capital plan and budget for a system-wide upgrading of operating equipment, roadbed and signal capabilities, and he designed the financing plan for such improvements. In 2008, at the request of then Governor Paterson, Mr. Ravitch chaired a commission that designed a plan to finance the MTA. He is eminently qualified to discuss how to improve the financing of future investment in critical regional transportation projects.