Sunday, December 16, 2012

Congrats to Tri-State Transportation Campaign!

Congratulations to Tri-State Transportation Campaign on another successful year!

If you’re not familiar with this organization, it is one of the most effective transportation reform advocacy groups in the country, active in the tough environment of New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey. 

At their recent annual benefit event (when a lot of the participants were still struggling with the effects of Hurricane Sandy), they honored Dawn Zimmer, the mayor of Hoboken (whose city was still waterlogged), Dannel Malloy, the governor of Connecticut, and Steve Ballone, county executive of Suffolk County, New York.  All three of these individuals have made a really positive impact, and a good deal of their success can be traced back to the work Tri-State has done in those communities.

How influential is Tri-State?  Their former executive director, Kate Slevin, was just recruited by New York City to be an assistant commissioner at NYCDOT!  (Congrats to Kate and also congrats and best wishes to Veronica Vanterpool on taking the helm at Tri-State.)

If you want to learn something from Tri-State, take a look at their excellent blog or dive into their ambitious state-by-state STIPfunding analysis.

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