Staying on Track: Running - and Hopefully Improving - Public Transit in Tough Fiscal Times

March 24, 2011

Thursday, March 24 at 5:30 p.m.
Allison Dining Room
, 5th floor, Taubman Building, 15 Eliot Street

Richard A. Davey, General Manager, MBTA and Rail and Transit Administrator, Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT)

Since his appointment as General Manager of the MBTA in March 2010, Richard Davey has had to address a variety of problems, including (but not limited to) a structural budget deficit, underfunding for important safety-related projects, challenging weather, contentious labor relations, and pressures to expand and improve service.  How has the T addressed these issues and what will it take to sustain those efforts?

This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Career Advancement, the Urban Policy Professional Interest Council, the Taubman Center for State and Local Government, and the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston. This event is part of City Week: Helping Urban Areas Thrive, a week-long series of urban-oriented events and activities from March 23- 30 that will bring together students, practitioners, and scholars. More information about City Week is available at