1:30 p.m. - Session III: Financing the Solutions

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


  • Rohit Aggarwala, Principal, Bloomberg Associates


  • D.J. Gribbin, Managing Director, Macquarie Group
  • Chris Ireland, Director of Infrastructure investments, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
  • Sam Schwartz, Founder, Sam Schwartz Engineering
  • Robert Yaro, President Emeritus & Senior Advisor, Regional Plan Association

- Questions & Answers -

3:00 p.m. - Session IV: Getting Shovels in the Ground

This panel will explore 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.


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


  • Mark Chertok, Principal, Sive, Paget & Riesel
  • Philip Howard, Chair, Common Good Legal Reform Think Tank
  • Marilyn J. Taylor, Dean of the School of Design and Paley Professor, University of Pennsylvania

- Questions & Answers -

4:15 p.m. - Closing Remarks

  • John Degnan, Chairman, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
  • Elliot Sander, Chairman, Regional Plan Association; President & CEO, I-Grace

4:45 p.m. - Adjourn

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