Funding the Bridge to Somewhere: How We Should Pay for Transportation

Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 4:45pm to 5:45pm

Uris Hall, G1 Central Campus

John Foote is a research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Taubman Center for State and Local Government. He is also a visiting lecturer in the Department of City and Regional Planning here at Cornell, where he is leading a student workshop focused on transportation challenges facing the NYC Tech Campus. He has spent the last seven years researching and writing on transportation funding issues and innovative financing methods, including public-private partnerships. Foote was the co-founder of a transportation engineering company, specializing in "intelligent transportation systems and services," such as electronic toll collection. He also has fifteen years of experience in the investment banking business both in the United States and Asia. He holds a Master of Public Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (1976) and a BS in civil engineering from Cornell University (1974). He serves on the boards of the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown, MA, and the Sigma Chi Greystone Foundation.

This lecture is part of the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs Spring 2013 Colloquium Series.

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Cornell Institute for Public Affairs, Sustainability




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Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School's Taubman Center for State and Local Government; and Visiting Lecturer at Cornells Department of City and Regional Planning

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