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Posts Tagged ‘Guest on The Infra blog’

Guest on The Infra Blog: Leo Gerard, International President, United Steelworkers

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013
Leo Gerard

Leo W. Gerard is International President of the United Steelworkers, the dominant union in paper, forestry products, steel, aluminum, tire and rubber, glass, chemicals and petroleum. Under Gerard’s leadership, the 850,000-member USW has heightened its focus on reversing the alarming decline of U.S. manufacturing. He has worked to inject workers’ rights into trade agreements, investment […]

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Jason Campbell, Association of State Dam Safety Officials

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

ASDSO President Jason Campbell is a Dam Safety/ Floodway Permitting Engineer with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Topics include:
Dam Safety Left out of the Discussion
Should we be Concerned?
Getting the Public Involved
How are Dams Financed?

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Barry LePatner, Founder, and Author, “Too Big to Fall”

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Barry B. LePatner is the founder of, an interactive map which allows the public to easily locate bridges in their area that are classified as both structurally deficient and fracture critical. Mr. LePatner is also the author of Too Big to Fall: America’s Failing Infrastructure and the Way Forward. He is founder of the […]

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Scott Huler, Author, “On the Grid”

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Scott Huler was born in 1959 in Cleveland and raised in that city’s eastern suburbs. He graduated from Washington University in 1981; he was made a member of Phi Beta Kappa because of the breadth of his studies, and that breadth has been a signature of his writing work. He has written on everything from […]

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Peter Rogoff, Administrator, Federal Transit Administration

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Peter M. Rogoff was confirmed by the United States Senate as FTA Administrator on May 21, 2009.  He served for 22 years on the staff of the Senate Appropriations Committee, including 14 years as the Democratic Staff Director of its Transportation Subcommittee.  He is an acknowledged expert in the area of federal infrastructure budgeting and […]

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Hilary O. Shelton, Washington Bureau Director & Senior Vice President for Advocacy, NAACP

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Hilary O. Shelton, presently serves as the Director to the NAACP’s Washington Bureau, and is the Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Policy. The Washington Bureau is the Federal legislative and national public policy division of the over 500,000- member, 2,200-membership unit, national civil rights organization.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Andy Kunz, President & CEO, US High Speed Rail Association

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

A long time high speed rail promoter, Andy Kunz brings 30 years of successful business experience to the US High Speed Rail Association (USHSR)…Mr. Kunz is a national award-winning designer with a background in community design, urban planning, and sustainability. He has designed a wide variety of projects including a number of new towns and transit oriented developments…As an authority on high speed rail, Mr. Kunz is committed to further developing USHSR and the high speed rail network in America.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Joseph Szabo, Administrator, Federal Railroad Administration

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Joseph C. Szabo is the twelfth Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Administrator, responsible for overseeing the operations for the eight hundred plus person organization; managing a comprehensive railroad safety assurance program and regulatory initiatives; enforcing railroad safety laws and regulations; developing and implementing national freight and passenger rail policy and financial assistance programs; and overseeing wide-ranging advanced research and development projects in support improved railroad safety.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Richard Anderson, President, The New York Building Congress

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Richard T. Anderson is President of the New York Building Congress. An advocate of strategic infrastructure investment and economic development, he has dedicated his career to promoting the long-term growth of America’s foremost urban centers, primarily New York City.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Samuel Schwartz, P.E., President, CEO & Founder, Sam Schwartz Engineering

Monday, October 25th, 2010
Sam Schwartz

Sam Schwartz has nearly 40 years of experience in the field of Transportation Engineering and Traffic Safety. He is considered a worldwide authority in traffic, highway, bridge, transit and parking systems. He was New York City’s traffic commissioner and the chief engineer for highways, bridges, ferries and other New York City infrastructure. Schwartz specializes in development of urban traffic programs utilizing his expert knowledge in traffic demand management, transit systems management, traffic calming and transportation planning and engineering. He has been in the vanguard of Intelligent Transportation Systems development and wrote the seminal paper, Intelligent Traffic, which received the International Institute of Transportation Award in 1985. Schwartz is also the author of Gridlock Sam, a popular New York Daily News column addressing traffic matters in New York City. His links with multimedia networks are extensive, spanning radio, television and the internet.

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