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Survey: To Lead, Attend a School of Public Service

Survey: To Lead, Attend a School of Public Service

Eighty-eight percent of senior public officials in state, county, and city government surveyed by Governing magazine say their graduate degree in a government-related field was helpful in preparing them for their current careers.

The 189 senior state, county and city officials who answered the survey were uniformly positive about the value of their graduate school experience, with the largest proportion having earned a Master in Public Administration (MPA) at a school of public policy or public service. Ninety-one percent said that when it comes to hiring, they would prefer to hire someone with a graduate degree in a government-related field.

The respondents also discussed the courses they found most useful in their current leadership roles.

Symposium to Explore the Financing of Transit Programs

Symposium to Explore the Financing of Transit Programs

Robert Yaro, president of the Regional Plan Association, will be joined by other transportation notables including former MTA chief Richard Ravitch, Joseph Bress, vice president of Amtrak, William Millar, president of the American Public Transportation Association, Catherine Nolan, New York State Assembly representative to the Capital Program Review Board, and Samuel Reid, deputy assistant secretary for governmental affairs at the US Department of Transportation, to discuss the MTA�s capital program, as well as the future of intercity rail at NYU Wagner�s Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Managements� fourth annual Tri-State Transit Symposium.

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