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Guest on The Infra Blog: Robert Paaswell, Ph.D., Executive Director, CUNY Institute for Urban Systems

Posted by Steve Anderson on Monday, November 1st, 2010

paaswell-robertDr. Robert Paaswell, Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering at the City College of New York, is also the founding Director of the City University Institute for Urban Systems, a major University-wide initiative to examine the intersection of new technology, changing institutional structure and innovative finance on the provision of infrastructure in the 21 st Century.  Paaswell is Director Emeritus of the federally supported University Transportation Research Center (UTRC). A consortium of 12 major U.S. Academic Institutions, UTRC asserts a significant role in the region and nationally, conducting research and projects on surface transportation, carrying out training and educational programs and actively disseminating the results of its work. It is one of the few such Centers in the U.S. with a concentration in Public Transportation operations, policy and management. Previously he served as Executive Director (CEO) of the Chicago Transit Authority, the nation’s 2nd largest transit company.

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

Robert Paaswell:

We’ve lost trust in our government

America has lost track of what it could be

Americans need a vision, not just a plan

Download transcript (PDF): Robert Paaswell on The Infra Blog

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