This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. In this talk he combined his knowledge and experience of infrastructure issues with his analytic skills to make a compelling argument for America’s policy makers to invest the right amount of funds for public infrastructure using the pothole as a metaphor for all infrastructure needs. He points out America’s lack of understanding of its infrastructure needs and its inattention to the work and wisdom of its engineers.
Lucius Riccio holds an engineering Ph.D. (P.E. in NYS) from Lehigh University and teaches Analytics at Columbia University. He has served in a variety of public service positions, including commissioner of the NYC Department of Transportation (a $1 Billion, 7000 employee agency), a board member of the MTA of New York, and staff member of the President’s Commission on Productivity. He has published extensively on public management and policy. He has won many awards including the President’s Award from the Operations Research Society and a finalist for the Edelman Prize, the top prize in applied Management Science.
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