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MassEcon Forum on Transportation

August 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Watch the event video here.

Discussion Topics:

  • Perspectives on transportation in the pandemic/recovery
  • Emerging metrics on transportation
  • Fiscal and cultural impacts of the pandemic, downturn, and recovery on our transportation network and Massachusetts economic competitiveness
  • And more…

Speaker presentations and moderated discussion will be followed by a Q&A.

Opening Remarks:

Don Cooke
New England Transportation Service Leader
VHB

Moderator:

Stephanie Cronin
Executive Director
Middlesex3 Coalition

 

In Conversation with:

Lisa Wieland, CEO, Massport
Lisa Wieland is the Chief Executive Officer of the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport). As CEO, Wieland leads 1,300 employees and oversees a $600 million+ organization with the mission of connecting Massachusetts and New England to the world to support the Commonwealth’s economic development and transportation goals, while demonstrating a commitment to neighboring communities. Massport’s portfolio includes Boston Logan International Airport, Worcester Regional Airport, Hanscom Airfield, the public facilities at the Port of Boston, as well as property in East Boston, South Boston, and Charlestown. The Authority’s facilities generate nearly $22 billion in annual economic impact.

 

Steve Poftak, General Manager, MBTA
Effective January 1, 2019, Steve Poftak joined the MBTA as General Manager. General Manager Poftak, who previously served as the Vice Chair of the Fiscal and Management Control Board and as a Director of the MassDOT Board since 2015, comes to the T from the Harvard Kennedy School, where he was Executive Director of the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston. Previously, Poftak was Research Director and Director of the Center for Better Government at the Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research. Prior to that, he worked at the Commonwealth’s Executive Office for Administration and Finance, where he managed the $1.3 billion capital budget, prepared the state’s quarterly cash flow reporting, and monitored non-tax revenue receipts. Other experience includes service on the Commonwealth’s Finance Advisory Board and Zero-Based Budget Commission.

 

Hunter Kass
Senior Vice President – Strategic Market Director
Alexandria Real Estate Equities

 

Jonathan Gulliver, Highway Administrator, Mass DOT
Jonathan Gulliver is the Highway Administrator at the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, having served in this role since May 2017. He joined MassDOT in 2009, and prior to accepting the position of Highway Administrator, he served as the District 3 Highway Director, responsible for the management and oversight of the state highway and bridge system of Central Massachusetts.   Jonathan has over two decades of experience in managing complex state and municipal projects, and holds a degree in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

 

Dominick Tribone, General Manager, Lyft Bikes & Scooters
Dominick Tribone has been the General Manager for Lyft Bikes & Scooters in the Boston metro area since April 2019. He is primarily responsible for managing the Bluebikes bike share system for Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Everett, and Somerville (soon to include Arlington, Chelsea, Newton, Revere and Watertown as well). Prior to this, he spent 6 years at the MBTA, where he was Director of Customer Experience, and also worked on strategic technology and performance management initiatives. He holds a Master of City Planning and Master of Science in Transportation from MIT.

 

Closing Remarks:

Michael Scott,
Co-Managing Partner
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

 

 

Thank you to event sponsors VHB and Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

For more information, contact Annie O’Connell, aoconnell@massecon.com

Details

Date:
August 6
Time:
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Venue

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