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Guest on The Infra Blog: Paul Yarossi, Executive Vice President, HNTB

Posted by Steve Anderson on Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Paul Yarossi, Executive Vice President, HNTBPaul Yarossi is Executive Vice President of HNTB and President of HNTB Holdings, Ltd. As president of HNTB Holdings Ltd, Paul Yarossi serves on the company’s board of directors and is responsible for overseeing and directing the firm’s governance, capitalization strategy, compliance and audit functions, as well as its external and government relations.

He also participates in a number of high-level roles on behalf of the industry, which gives him a broad perspective on current issues and trends. He previously served as chairman of the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, the U.S. transportation construction industry’s representative in Washington, D.C. ARTBA is bringing recommendations forward regarding the next federal highway funding bill. Yarossi has presented testimony to the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, and the U.S. House Oversight Committee.

 Infrastructure Week 2014
Infrastructure Week is a unique confluence of all those who have a stake in our infrastructure…I do think that if we can get the business community in with the policy makers, the governors, and those that build infrastructure, that’s a really good way to start that conversation so that people can see how it affects their everyday lives.

Infra Is an Investment, Not a Cost
…We continue to look at infrastructure rehabilitation and expansion as a cost rather than an investment…I think we need to change how we talk about infrastructure and start telling people less about what they won’t have and more about what they’ll get in return for their money.

Local and National Interests Need to Work Together
I think there are two issues that run here: the need for a national transportation system to maintain our competitiveness and then the needs of the local populace. I think they need to work hand in hand, truthfully.

Download transcript (PDF): Paul Yarossi on The Infra Blog

 

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