Guest on The Infra Blog: Jay Walder, Chairman & CEO, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Posted by Steve Anderson on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

walderSteven C.F. Anderson, Managing Director, InfrastructureUSA, spoke with Jay Walder at Regional Plan Associationʼs 21st annual Regional Assembly, “Innovation and the Global City.” The event took place on April 15th in New York City.

Jay H. Walder joined the MTA as chairman and chief executive officer on October 5, 2009. In his first year in charge of the country’s largest public transportation system, Walder has overseen an agenda of change that included the most aggressive cost-cutting initiative in the history of the MTA and numerous customer improvements.

Chairman Walder has extensive experience in the public transportation business. He began his career in 1983 at the MTA, heading its capital program budget office, later serving as chief of staff and ultimately executive director and chief financial officer. In those positions he played important roles in the MTA’s first Capital Program and the creation and implementation of the MetroCard.

He is a member of several boards including the executive committee and board of directors of the American Public Transit Association; executive board and policy board of the International Association of Public Transport; board of advisers, Taubman Center for State and Local Government, Harvard Kennedy School, and board of advisers, Eno Transportation Foundation.

Jay Walder:

The greatest infra investment in history

Investment must continue

The NYC region depends on transit infra

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