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Guest on the Infra Blog: Richard Ravitch, New York State Lieutenant Governor

Posted by Steve Anderson on Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

NYC Transit Ravitch Report

Richard Ravitch serves as Lieutenant Governor of the State of New York. He was appointed by Governor David A. Paterson on July 8, 2009.  Prior to his appointment, Lieutenant Governor Ravitch was a Partner in the law firm Ravitch, Rice & Co. and served as Chairman of the Commission on MTA Financing, which Governor Paterson formed to examine financing options for the MTA.

In 1979, Lieutenant Governor Ravitch was appointed Chairman and CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), overseeing the operation of the New York City subways and buses, the Long Island Railroad and MetroNorth commuter lines, and the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority.  For his work at the MTA, Lieutenant Governor Ravitch was awarded the American Public Transit Association’s Individual of the Year Award in 1982.  Lieutenant Governor Ravitch is a graduate of Columbia College and received an LLB from Yale University School of Law.

Lt. Governor Ravitch spoke with Steve Anderson, Managing Director, InfrastructureUSA at the 2010 New York State Transportation Summit, sponsored by New York State Department of Transportation, held at McGraw-Hill Conference Center, NYC, 9/24/2010.

Richard Ravitch:

Why infra has been losing the battle for public funds

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