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Thursday, February 19, 2015

WTS-Boston February Luncheon

11:30 AM - 01:15 PM Eastern Standard Time

Innovative contracting and financing techniques are emerging as ways public entities are stretching their transportation dollars. One alternative delivery method gaining ground across the United States is public-private partnerships. This month’s luncheon features an exciting panel discussion on the roles, benefits and various models available to transportation agencies.

T o register for this event click or visit: http://wtsevents.org/chapter/Boston/

Congressman Michael Capuano
7th District, Massachusetts

Regina McElroy, Director
Federal Highway Administration - Office of Innovative Program Delivery

Frank DePaola, Highway Administrator for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s Highway Division


Jessica Strunkin, Deputy Director
495 / MetroWest Partnership

Congressman Michael Capuano, 7th District, Massachusetts serves as a Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation’s Special Panel on Public Private Partnerships.  The Panel was created in January 2014 to examine the current state of public-private partnerships across all modes of transportation, economic development, public buildings, water, and maritime infrastructure and equipment, and make recommendations for how to balance the needs of the public and private sectors when considering, developing, and implementing P3 projects to finance the Nation’s infrastructure.

Regina McElroy is the first Director to serve at the Federal Highway Administration’s Office of Innovative Program Delivery.  The Office of Innovative Program Delivery (IPD) provides tools, expertise and financing to help the transportation community explore and implement innovative strategies to deliver costly and complex infrastructure projects.

Frank DePaola is the Highway Administrator for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s Highway Division providing oversight to all aspects of the Highway Division and Capital Improvement Program. He joined the Massachusetts Department of Transportation in 2009 as the Assistant General Manager for the MBTA's Design and Construction Directorate and has over thirty years experience in the design and construction industry. 

Jessica Strunkin is the Deputy Director at 495/ MetroWest Partnership and manages Public Policy and Public Affairs for the Partnership. The 495/MetroWest Partnership is the regional leader that coordinates, educates, and advocates for solutions to regional constraints and limited natural resources through a unique public-private collaboration with businesses, municipalities, and other stakeholders.

Courtyard Boston Downtown
275 Tremont Street
Boston, Massachusetts

Registration/Networking:  11:30AM – 12:00PM
Lunch/Announcements:  12:00PM – 12:30PM
Program:  12:30PM - 1:15PM 

February Luncheon Menu
Classic Caesar salad with romaine lettuce, parmesan cheese and croutons with a creamy Caesar dressing
Seared chicken with artichokes in a lemon beurre blanc sauce served with seasonal vegetables and oven roasted potatoes

Kindly RSVP by Friday, February 13, 2015

Note: A $10 late charge will be applied to registrations received after the deadline.

Registrations are binding. No-shows will be billed.

For questions on this event, please contact Arzu Kurkoglu at:

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