Alexander Laska

Cambridge, MA – Transportation experts and renowned academics are coming together on Thursday, April 16th at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Wong Auditorium to present the findings of a new report entitled Getting to the Route of It: The Role of Governance in Regional Transit and discuss how metropolitan Boston compares to its national transit peers.

For Getting to the Route of It, the Eno Center for Transportation – together with TransitCenter – studied transit systems in Boston, Chicago. Dallas/Fort Worth, Minneapolis/St. Paul, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the New York City Tri-State area. The study finds while Boston’s transit system is faring well for riders, authorities still have room for improvement in funding and stakeholder input structures.

An expert discussion moderated by David Bragdon, TransitCenter’s Executive Director, will follow the report presentation.

Fred Salvucci, Senior Lecturer, MIT, and former Secretary of Transportation of Massachusetts
Alan Altshuler, Professor Emeritus, Harvard University, and former Secretary of Transportation of Massachusetts
Joshua Schank, President and CEO, Eno Center for Transportation
Richard A. Dimino, President and CEO, A Better City
Frank DePaola, Interim General Manager, MBTA
Kristina Egan, Director, Transportation for Massachusetts
Andrew Whittle, Board Member, MassDOT and MBTA, and Professor, MIT Civil and Environmental Engineering

WHAT: Report Release and Discussion: Empowering Boston Transit

WHERE: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Wong Auditorium
70 Memorial Drive, Bldg. E51-115
Cambridge, MA 02142

WHEN: Thursday, April 16, 2015
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM (EST)

COST: Free but space is limited; Registration is required


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