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Federal Funding Reauthorization and Future of Region's Transport System Are Topics of Third Annual Transit Symposium

Federal Funding Reauthorization and Future of Region's Transport System Are Topics of Third Annual Transit Symposium

Over 200 top-level transit industry leaders from the U.S. and abroad, federal and local government transportation officials and financial sector experts will gather at the 3rd Annual Tri-State Transit Symposium, “MegaProjects within the New York Metropolitan Region and Abroad,” sponsored by the NYU Wagner School of Public Service, and its Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management and Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems [ICIS] in affiliation with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Among the topics of discussion will be the financial constraints and reauthorization of TEA-21; the role of interagency cooperation; technology and infrastructure requirements; and lessons learned from other U.S. and foreign transit mega projects.

Firm Recognizes NYU Wagner Graduate as Rising Star in Economic Development

Firm Recognizes NYU Wagner Graduate as Rising Star in Economic Development

Harold Pettigrew

A top marketing firm for cities, states, and other jurisdictions has identified NYU Wagner graduate Harold Pettigrew (MUP ’05) as a rising star in the field of economic development.

Development Counselors International (DCI) named Pettigrew to its “40 Under 40” roster of public service awardees for 2013.

Pettigrew is director of the Department of Small and Local Business Development  (DSLBD) for the District of Columbia.

“The District’s economy has benefited tremendously from Harold’s leadership in aggressively rolling out and reforming services that support our small and local businesses,” declared Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray, in a press release. “He is an important part of the District’s economic success story, he exemplifies the world-class talent in my Cabinet, and I congratulate him for this outstanding and well-deserved recognition.”

Commented Pettigrew, “This award speaks to the excellent work taking place to maximize the launch and growth of businesses in the District of Columbia. I am honored to receive and share this recognition from DCI with the team at DSLBD, and the public and private sector partners who share our commitment to making the District of Columbia a world-class business destination.”

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