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The Future of Public Transportation: Embracing the Private Sector?

Many of the nation’s public transportation systems, now aging rapidly, face unprecedented pressure from rising service costs and declining market share. In an era of fiscal austerity, ride-sharing, and the emergence of autonomous vehicles, can our legacy transit systems meet today’s challenges by embracing a greater role for the private sector?

On December 12, Hudson Institute will host an event on the future of U.S. public transit systems keynoted by D.J. Gribbin, Special Assistant to the President for Infrastructure Policy. Following Gribbin’s remarks, David Horner will moderate a panel discussion featuring Maryland Secretary of Transportation Pete K. Rahn, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority General Manager and CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld, and Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority CEO Phillip A. Washington.

Speakers

D.J. Gribbin Keynote Speaker

Special Assistant to the President for Infrastructure Policy, National Economic Council, The White House

Pete K. Rahn Panelist

Maryland Secretary of Transportation

Paul J. Wiedefeld Panelist

General Manager and Chief Executive Officer, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Phillip A. Washington Panelist

Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority

David Horner Moderator

Partner, Hunton & Williams LLP and Member of the Board of Directors, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

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