November 01, 2012

Wentworth Hosts Transportation Symposium: Future of Public Transportation - Metropolitan and Regional Perspectives

Panelists and Wentworth's president and co-chairs (see full caption in story)

What:
Transportation Symposium: Future of Public Transportation - Metropolitan and Regional Perspectives

Where:
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Watson Auditorium

When:
Friday, November 2, 2012, from 8:00-10:00 a.m.

Information:
As transportation infrastructure continues to gain national headlines related to necessary improvements to ensure safety and increased efficiency, the symposium will focus on the key issues related to needs, policy, systems and financing. Panelists representing industry and key public transportation agencies will share their perspectives and the work they are engaged in to advance the importance of public transportation in the communities in which we live.

The distinguished panelists include:  

  • Governor Michael S. Dukakis (keynote speaker)
  • Senator Thomas M. McGee, chair, Joint Committee on Transportation
  • Richard Davey, secretary, Massachusetts Department of Transportation
  • Andrea D’Amato, former commissioner, Boston Transportation Department, and current vice president with Kleinfelder
  • Michael Lewis, director, Rhode Island Department of Transportation
  • State Representative Sean Garballey

The panel will be moderated by Wentworth Professor Ilyas Bhatti.

The symposium is being sponsored by Wentworth’s Department of Construction Management and Department of Civil Engineering. For more information, contact the co-chairs: Professor Ilyas Bhatti at 617-989-4804 or bhattii@wit.edu; or James Lambrechts at 617-989-4986 or lambrechtsj@wit.edu

Pictured, from left, are Governor Michael S. Dukakis (keynote speaker); Michael Lewis, director, Rhode Island Department of Transportation; Senator Thomas McGee, chair, Joint Committee on Transportation; Zorica Pantić, President, Wentworth Institute of Technology; Andrea D’Amato, former commissioner, Boston Transportation Department and current vice president with Kleinfelder; Wentworth professor Ilyas Bhatti; Richard Davey, secretary, Massachusetts Department of Transportation; and Wentworth professor James Lambrechts. 

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