Participants explored regional strategies for improving the resilience of our existing infrastructure. Stakeholders engaged in a dialogue to better understand and deal with infrastructure interdependencies and vulnerabilities.
Introductory and welcoming remarks were provided by Honorable Matthew Holt, NJTPA Third Vice-Chairman; Charlie McKenna, Director New Jersey Homeland Security and Preparedness; Mary K. Murphy, NJTPA Executive Director; and Rich Roberts, Chief Planner, NJ TRANSIT.
Leaders from the US Department of Homeland Security; the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission; the Regional Catastrophic Planning Team’s Regional Integration Center; PANYNJ; the NJ Office of Emergency Management and others discussed ongoing efforts to address these issues as well as the partnerships that will support improved regional transportation resilience. An interactive discussion followed the expert panel discussion, providing a forum to identify opportunities for cooperation and coordination in improving security and system resilience across modes.
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NJTPA Executive Director Mary K. Murphy (far right) joins event panelists (from left to right) Zoe Neaderland,
DVRPC; Mitchell Erickson, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; John Drobny, Port Authority of N.Y./N.J.; Steven Gutkin, Regional Catastrophic Planning Team; and Mario Sinatra, N.J. State Police.