2022 NYNJ Infrastructure Forum Agenda

Friday, September 16, 2022

Agenda is still in development and subject to change - As of 5/12/2022

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Registration and Attendee Check In
Sponsored By
Halmar International
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Breakfast & Networking
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
Welcome to a Reimagined ENR Event
Aileen Cho, Senior Transportation Editor, ENR
Jan Tuchman, Executive Editor, Events, ENR
Scott Seltz, Publisher, ENR
Opening Remarks
9:10 AM - 9:25 AM
Opening Keynote
This keynote will set the stage for the New York/New Jersey area’s infrastructure renaissance
9:25 AM - 9:55 AM
Projects in the Pipeline at Port Authority of NY & NJ
Jim Starace, Chief Engineer, Port Authority of NY & NJ
9:55 AM - 10:25 AM
MTA Capital Program Presentation
Jamie Torres-Springer, President, MTA Construction & Development
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM
NYC DOT Capital Program Overview
Paul Schwartz, NYC DOT Deputy Commissioner for Bridges and Chief Engineer
Nancy Carolan, NYC DOT Associate Commissioner and Chief Contracting Officer
10:55 AM - 11:20 AM
Networking Break
11:20 AM - 12:15 AM
Panel Discussion Connecting Communities: Equity and Infrastructure
Moderator Denise Berger, AECOM
This panel will explore the trend to use new infrastructure projects to reverse past damage done to low-income and minority communities. The Biden Administration has emphasized social equity as a key part of national transportation policy, and N.Y. Gov. Kathy Hochul has announced $3 billion in funding for infrastructure projects that reunite neighborhoods, promote economic growth and revitalize urban centers. Experts from government, construction and community development groups will come together to explain how this effort is unfolding in our region.
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Networking Lunch
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Project Presentation 1Gateway Program
Frank Sacr, Interim Executive Director, Gateway Program Development Corporation
A 10 year effort to increase resiliency and capacity along a 10-mile stretch of the North East Corridor between Newark, N.J., and Penn Station, New York City, including two active projects—the Portal North Bridge and the Hudson Tunnel.
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Project Presentation 2
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Project Presentation 3
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Networking Break
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Panel Paving the Way Through the IIJA
Moderator Sofia Berger, National Transportation Lead for WSP
Panelists Eric R. Deleo, Senior Vice President, Capital Programs, New Jersey Transit
Richard Sun, Transportation Advisor, Governor of New Jersey
The $1-trillion infrastructure act comes with unprecedented amounts of funding for public agencies and unprecedented new regulations and requirements. Many of them are still rolling out and others require agencies to spend certain amounts of money in certain amounts of time. Learn how tri-state area agencies are navigating this new landscape, which includes new and existing grant and loan programs for new priorities.
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
On Stage Interview
Shawn Wilson, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
ENR Transportation Editor Aileen Cho hosts a “fireside chat” with Shawn Wilson, president of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. This session will set New York/New Jersey regional transportation issues in the context of the national transportation scene.
5:00 PM
Closing Remarks
Scott Seltz, Publisher, ENR
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Networking Reception
Sponsored By
Tutor Perini

Last updated: April 28, 2022