Title: Thinking and Doing Breakfast Series: Featuring MTA Chairman Jay Walder and Professor Mitchell Moss
Publication Date: 10/20/10
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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority currently faces tremendous financial challenges with a growing ridership and ambitious capital plans. Professor Moss will sit down with MTA Chariman and CEO Jay Walder to discuss how the agency is managing it's current fiscal shortfalls while working toward a vision of improved service and the implementation of cutting edge technology for the future. ABOUT THE PARTICIPANTS Jay H. Walder was nominated by Governor David A. Paterson and confirmed by the New York State Senate on September 10, 2009 as chairman and chief executive officer of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in New York, the largest transit agency in the United States. Chairman Walder has extensive experience in the public transportation business. He began his career in 1983 where he worked for the MTA, heading its capital program budget office. He most recently served as the managing director for finance and development at Transport for London (TfL), and is credited with the introduction of the system's extremely successful and popular "Oyster card." Mitchell L. Moss is Director of the Rudin Center and the Henry Hart Rice Professor Urban Policy and Planning at NYU's Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. He served as Director of NYU's Taub Urban Research Center from 1987 to 2003. Professor Moss has been on the faculty of NYU since 1973 and served as Chairman of The Interactive Telecommunications Program in the Tisch School of the Arts from 1981-83. He was voted "Best Teacher of the Year" by Wagner School students in 2002.

Author: NYU Wagner Office of International Programs
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