Director of Master’s Program in Public Administration Appears on CBS This Morning



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Philip Mark Plotch, Ph.D., director of the master’s program in public administration at Saint Peter’s University, made an appearance on CBS This Morning today to discuss the progress on the construction of the Second Avenue subway line in New York City. The national news program used the first drone ever allowed in the New York subway system to gain an exclusive look at the construction project taking place 10 stories underground.

Dr. Plotch previously served as the director of World Trade Center redevelopment and special projects at the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC), where he helped to lead the nation’s efforts to rebuild Lower Manhattan. Prior to serving LMDC, Dr. Plotch played a lead role in planning improvements to the New York metropolitan area’s transportation system. As the manager of planning and policy at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), he developed strategic business plans, led planning and communications efforts for the subway system’s expansion, and developed a region-wide plan to integrate new technologies.

He is the author of Politics Across the Hudson: The Tappan Zee Megaproject and is currently working on a book on the Second Avenue subway.