Key Decisions on Transportation
REAL ESTATE’S VITAL STAKE IN INFRASTRUCTURE
October 23, 2009
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Key Decisions on Transportation That Will Shape the NY Metro Region's Future
The William and Anita Newman
Conference Center, Room 750
151 East 25th Street, New York, NY 10010
New York City would not be a global hub without the
transportation infrastructure that knits its boroughs
together and links them to the world. Subways, surface
rail, ferries, highways, bridges, tunnels, terminals, port
facilities, and airports constitute an asset of
incalculable value. The region runs on it.
But the region is now running on borrowed time as its
infrastructure ages, alarmingly, putting the city’s and
region’s global competitiveness at risk – with direct
consequences for real estate values and development.
Federal investments are bringing infrastructure issues
into sharper focus nationwide, as economic and
environmental concerns grow more acute. Against this
backdrop, top of!cials, business leaders, and experts
from the federal, state, and local levels will explore our
- If adequate and timely investments in transportation
infrastructure aren’t made, what might our future look
like? What – exactly – is at risk?
- Which investments are most crucial to the real estate
- What federal funds have been allocated to our region,
and how are they being spent?
- In the current economy, and with due regard to
environmental concerns, how can all parties partner most
effectively to overcome obstacles to needed investment?