Econsult Solutions' Transportation Practice helps transit agencies and departments of transportation make the case for infrastructure expenditures and investments by measuring the service area economic footprint and analyzing both economic and social impacts.
With our focus on transportation this month, Steve Wray, ESI Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and former executive director of the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia moderated a discussion, Overcoming the COVID-19 Emergency Effects on Public Transit between our experts in this field. Joining Steve were, Richard Voith, ESI President and Principal whose area of focus is transit; he served on the board of Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, and the Pennsylvania Transportation Funding and Reform Commission under former Governor Ed Rendell; Senior Advisor Joseph Casey who served SEPTA for 16 years in positions including Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, and as General Manager, provided deep insights from his years of experience; and city and regional planner, Gina Lavery, ESI’s newest Associate Principal whose focus is on real estate and economic development.
We recorded the conversation. Listen in as they explore the daunting challenges transit agencies face as they emerge from the COVID-19 emergency response, with cautious optimism for the future of cities.