2018 Speaker Series - New York City

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 8:00am to 7:00pm


The Transportation Diversity Council (TDC) and the MIT Transportation Student Group are pleased to announce details of the 2018 TDC-MIT Transportation and Infrastructure Summit in Brooklyn, NY on Monday, April 16, 2018. This year’s conference features keynote presentations and panel discussions addressing the theme of “Intermodalism and Innovation.” Registration for transportation professionals is now live at:https://tinyurl.com/tdc-mit-18

We are honored to welcome Ron Ester Jr., Vice President of Rail Operations at Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) to give our breakfast keynote and President Andy Byford of New York City Transit (NYCT) as our luncheon keynote.

Hear other experts from regional agencies and companies representing all modes of transportation speak on:

1.    Innovation in Intermodal Networks

2.    Pilot Experimentation: Challenges and Opportunities

3.    Financing Intermodal Network Development: Navigating the Funding and Procurement Process

4.    Enhancing Intermodal Network Development through Diverse Hiring and Contracting

Confirmed panelists include Catherine Rinaldi, President of Metro-North Railroad, Diogo Lousa, Manager of Transportation Innovation at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), Nathan Macek (Director of Project Development & Finance, WSP), and Jon Orcutt (Director of Communication and Advocacy, TransitCenter)!

This annual event has been very successful over the past few years, with up to 150 students attending from MIT, NYU, SUNY, CUNY, Boston College, and other universities from across the country. The TDC-MIT Transportation and Infrastructure Summit draws engineering and construction professionals for a day of presentations and workshops. The Summit is a great way for professionals to engage with students who represent the future or our transportation industry to understand the current and future challenges facing U.S. transportation and infrastructure and to participate in brainstorming innovative solutions. Part of the day will be devoted to panel sessions of mixed students, consultants, contractors and agency staff charged with developing potential solutions to the challenges facing regional freight and passenger transportation. 

Please share the attached flyer and the details of the Summit with your colleagues and professional networks! If your company/organization is interested in sponsoring this great annual summit series, please see the attached sponsorship letter and contact Doriga Alves at dorigaalves@tdc-ntl.org with further questions.

We hope to see you there!

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