25 Apr PACOTECH Advisory Board Member Martin Robins Pens Op-Ed in NJ.com Calling for Merger of All Penn Station Operations
Martin Robins, one of our Advisory Board members, wrote an op-ed in NJ.com urging the merger of all Penn Station rail operations into a single”One Penn Station” through the Gateway Program Development Corporation to manage and operate Penn Station, and comprehensively review the Gateway Project’s design. You can read the op-ed here: http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2017/04/end_nys_transit_dysfunction_by_merging_all_rails_into_a_single_penn_station_opinion.html
The founding director of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, Mr. Robins has over 30 years of experience in transportation planning and policy. Mr. Robins conceptualizes and implements a program of policy research and public forums on transportation-related issues affecting New Jersey, the Northeast and the nation. He provides guidance on major investment transportation projects and policy issues, and has experience planning and implementing light rail systems and major capital investments in passenger rail service.
From 1994 to 1998, he served as project director of Access to the Region’s Core, a multi-agency planning partnership examining the need for a new rail tunnel between northern New Jersey and midtown Manhattan; prior to that, he was director of NJ TRANSIT’s Waterfront Transportation Office, which planned the Hudson-Bergen light rail line, director of the Port Authority’s Planning & Development Department, and Deputy Executive Director of NJ TRANSIT.