Conference: Delivering the Goods: The Freight Needs of a Growing Population

Imagine the New York metropolitan region with 2 million more people over the next 25 years. That translates into roughly 70 million more tons of goods to be delivered, challenging an already-constrained transportation system. This event will address the key freight issues affecting and affected by the current and forecasted population growth. Recognizing that much of the freight movement within the NYMTC region is driven by the population’s need for goods and services, this symposium will lay the foundation for the region’s decision-making on freight, while trying to provide a more coherent and consistent voice for freight in this region.

Keynote Speaker:

  • Astrid Glynn, Commissioner, New York State Department of Transportation

Featured Speakers:

  • Lillian Borrone, Chairman of the Board, ENO Transportation Foundation
  • Robert Caton, Vice President, Airport Facilities Group, AMB Property
  • James Devine, President, New York Container Terminal
  • William Duffy, Executive Vice President of Distribution and Logistics, Barnes & Noble, Inc.
  • Tim Gilchrist, Deputy Secretary for Economic Development and Infrastructure, New York State
  • Joan McDonald, Senior Vice President, New York City Economic Development Corporation
  • Rep. Jerrold Nadler, Congressman, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Robert Paaswell, Director, Region 2 University Transportation Research Center
  • Mark Pisano, Executive Director, Southern California Association of Governments
  • Anthony Shorris, Executive Director, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
  • Robert Yaro, President, Regional Plan Association

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