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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Transparency for DOTs: Who Measures Up?

"If you can not measure it, you can not improve it." - Lord Kelvin Performance measurement and transparency are the new buzzwords for the public sector, but what are state departments of transportation really doing about it?  Our speaker today is Steve Poftak, executive director-Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston.  Steve will examine the fundamental reasons for transparency and examine some examples of good and bad execution of performance measurement by state DOTs. 
Before becoming the executive director of the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston, Steve was the director of research and director of the Center for Better Government at the Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research. He has led research projects and authored a number of papers on transportation policy, government efficiency, municipal finance, and job creation. Steve also worked at the Commonwealth of Massachusetts's Executive Office for Administration and Finance, where he managed the $1.3 billion capital budget and prepared the state's quarterly cash flow reporting. He holds an MBA from Babson College and a BA in Political Science from Middlebury College.

  • Location:
    Taubman - Allison Dining Room/5th floor
  • Date:
    Wednesday, October 17, 2012
  • Time:
    4:30 PM

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