NY/NJ Transportation Experts Gather to Discuss the Future of Travel across the Hudson

On November 13, a panel of experts will tackle one of the most pressing transportation issues in the New York metropolitan area – “Can We Improve Transportation across the Hudson or Are We Doomed?”


The New York region’s economy is at risk because the train, bus, automobile and truck crossings that span the Hudson River are at capacity. Moreover, train service will need to be severely diminished in the existing rail tunnels within the next five years to repair damage caused by Superstorm Sandy. A panel of experts will explore this topic in an event sponsored by the Regional Plan Association, the Guarini Institute for Government and Leadership and the Master of Public Administration Program at Saint Peter’s University.  


Friday, November 13
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.


Saint Peter’s University
Pope Hall – Emeriti Room
115 Glenwood Avenue
Jersey City, N.J. 07306


  • Drew Galloway, chief of planning & performance for Amtrak Northeast Corridor
  • Honorable Bob Gordon, New Jersey Senate and chair of the Senate Legislative Oversight Committee
  • Courtenay Mercer, NJ director of the Regional Plan Association
  • Jeremy Colangelo-Bryan, Chief Planner, NJ TRANSIT
  • Christopher Ward, senior vice president of AECOM and former executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • Moderated by Philip Mark Plotch, assistant professor at Saint Peter’s University and author of Politics Across the Hudson


Angeline Boyer
Saint Peter’s University
Work: (201) 761-6238
Cell: (973) 769-6833