8:30 a.m. - Welcome Remarks

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

9:00 a.m. - Session I: Understanding the Trans-Hudson Challenge & Developing Solutions

The first morning session will begin with presentations by each of the transportation agency co-sponsors that focus on a different aspect of the trans-Hudson challenge. Presentations will reference potential solutions to expand capacity in trans-Hudson crossings and facilities for further discussion, including the costs and benefits of proposed projects.

Moderator

  • Thomas K. Wright, President, Regional Plan Association

Presentations

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

- Break -

10:15 a.m. - Session II: Building a Federal, Bi-State & Local Partnership

The panelists from Session I will be joined by additional panelists representing other partners in addressing the trans-Hudson challenge, for a moderated discussion of potential solutions and a process for moving forward.

Moderator

  • Thomas K. Wright, President, Regional Plan Association (SLIDES)

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

Other 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

- Questions & Answers -

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.

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)

- 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.

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 (SLIDES)

- Questions & Answers -

4:15 p.m. - Closing Remarks

  • Thomas K. Wright, President, Regional Plan Association
  • John Degnan, Chairman, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

4:45 p.m. - Adjourn


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