1. A Vital Link: Expanding Transportation Capacity Across the Hudson
    May 7, 2015

    The morning sessions began with a series of presentations from the sponsoring transportation agencies, each of which focused on different aspects of the trans-Hudson challenge. The presentations covered the changes in the volume and nature of trans-Hudson travel that have occurred over the past generation; the condition of the physical infrastructure and capacity constraints on the trans-Hudson crossings and facilities; and referenced potential solutions to expand transportation capacity for further discussion, including project costs and benefits.

    Moderator
    Thomas K. Wright, President, Regional Plan Association

    Presentations
    Andrew Lynn, Director, Planning & Regional Development, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
    Drew Galloway, Chief of Planning & Performance, NECIID, Amtrak
    Veronique Hakim, Executive Director, NJ TRANSIT
    Rich Roberts, Chief, NEC Trans-Hudson Projects, NJ TRANSIT
    Bill Wheeler, Director of Planning, Metropolitan Transportation Authority

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  2. A Vital Link: Expanding Transportation Capacity Across the Hudson
    May 7, 2015

    The second morning session began with remarks from the distinguished panelists listed below representing other partners in addressing the trans-Hudson challenge, who responded to the agency presentations. Then there was a moderated discussion of potential solutions and a process for moving forward.

    Moderator
    Thomas K. Wright, President, Regional Plan Association

    Distinguished Panelists:
    Peter Rogoff, Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy, U.S. Department of Transportation
    Joel Ettinger, Executive Director, New York Metropolitan Transportation Council
    Mary K. Murphy, Executive Director, North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority
    Martin Robins, Founding Director, Voorhees Transportation Center, Rutgers University

    Amtrak Panelists:
    Anthony Coscia, Chairman of the Board
    Stephen Gardner, Vice President, NECIID
    Drew Galloway, Chief of Planning & Performance, NECIID

    New Jersey Panelists:
    Veronique Hakim, Executive Director, NJ TRANSIT
    Rich Roberts, Chief, NEC Trans-Hudson Projects, NJ TRANSIT

    New York Panelists:
    Polly Trottenberg, Commissioner, New York City Department of Transportation
    Bill Wheeler, Director of Planning, Metropolitan Transportation Authority

    Port Authority Panelists:
    John Degnan, Chairman
    Scott Rechler, Vice-Chairman
    Patrick Foye, Executive Director
    Andrew Lynn, Director, Planning & Regional Development

    Regional Plan Association Panelist:
    Elliot G. Sander, Chairman

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  3. A Vital Link: Expanding Transportation Capacity Across the Hudson
    May 7, 2015

    This panel discussed innovative financing models, including the role of public-private partnerships, in funding the massive capital investments required to substantially expand cross-Hudson transit capacity.

    Moderator
    Rohit Aggarwala, Principal, Bloomberg Associates

    Panelists
    D.J. Gribbin, Managing Director, Macquarie Group
    Chris Ireland, Director of Infrastructure Investments, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
    Sam Schwartz, President, CEO & Founder, Sam Schwartz Engineering
    Robert Yaro, President Emeritus & Senior Advisor, Regional Plan Association (SLIDES)

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  4. A Vital Link: Expanding Transportation Capacity Across the Hudson
    May 7, 2015

    This panel explored the project delivery process and the labor, regulatory and environment permitting involved in expanding cross-Hudson transit capacity, and possible strategies for “fast-tracking” necessary projects of national and regional significance.

    Moderator
    Joshua Schank, President & CEO, Eno Center for Transportation

    Panelists
    Mark Chertok, Principal, Sive, Paget & Riesel
    Philip Howard, Chair, Common Good
    Marilyn J. Taylor, Dean, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania

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A Vital Link: Expanding Transportation Capacity Across the Hudson

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On Thursday, May 7, a summit of regional leaders in the transportation community came together to discuss the state of the infrastructure network linking New York & New Jersey, current plans and proposals to increase capacity to meet future travel demand,…


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On Thursday, May 7, a summit of regional leaders in the transportation community came together to discuss the state of the infrastructure network linking New York & New Jersey, current plans and proposals to increase capacity to meet future travel demand, and the financial and regulatory hurdles to be faced in making these plans a reality.

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