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Around the world, transportation is undergoing massive change; the developing world is urbanizing rapidly and the West is reversing decades of car-centric planning in its cities. Consumers around the world are demanding easy, convenient, and cheap mobility in the form of Uber Taxis, SuperShuttles, smartphone transit maps, and bike shares. But in the US and Europe there is not enough money or political will to make the needed investments in public transportation infrastructure and operations. Mark Joseph will talk about how Veolia is working with cities in the US and around the world to deliver public transit, with a particular focus on the role of the private sector. Mark is CEO and Vice Chairman of Veolia Transportation North America (www.veoliatransportation.com). He began his career with Yellow Cab of Baltimore where he served as President and CEO for 20 years. The company was acquired by Veolia in 2001 and since 2006, Mark has been the CEO of Veolia Transportation North America. He serves on the executive committee of Veolia’s parent company Veolia Transdev (www.veoliatransdev.com). Mark has transformed Veolia Transportation into the largest multi-modal (bus, rail, paratransit, shuttle, and taxi) transportation company in North America. (Note: Veolia is the majority member of the consortium that operates MBTA’s commuter rail network.) He has directed Veolia’s innovative public-private operating partnerships (P-POP) with the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority and the Nassau County, NY bus and paratransit system. Mark is a graduate of American University and serves on the Advisory Board of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.