Alexander Laska

New York City – The Eno Center for Transportation, Regional Plan Association, and TransitCenter will hold an event at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, October 8, to release a report entitled Regional Transit Governance: Lessons in Best Practices. The study—which is framed around the relationships between regionalism, funding, and customer service—examines the governance of individual transit agencies.

Large, complex regions across the U.S. struggle with a variety of challenges when it comes to creating an effective transit network. While it might appear that these challenges are rooted in mismanagement or insufficient funding, this report demonstrates the likely cause is often a governance structure that does not have the proper capacity to implement changes or make pragmatic investment decisions.
Eno President and CEO Joshua Schank will highlight the report’s findings. The respondents’ panel will include: panel moderator David Bragdon, (Executive Director, TransitCenter); Robert E. Paaswell (Distinguished Professor, City College of New York and Director, University Transportation Research Center); Thomas Prendergast, (Chairman and CEO, Metropolitan Transportation Authority); Beverly Scott, (General Manager and CEO, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority); and Christopher Ward (Executive Vice President for Major Projects, Dragados USA, Inc.).

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
9:00 – 11:00 AM
William & Anita Newman Conference Center
Baruch College
151 East 25th Street
New York, NY 10010

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