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ULI infrastructure panel From left: Thomas P. McKnight, Samara Barend, Rick Cotton, Janno Lieber, Edward Pallesen

NEW YORK CITY—On the heels of President Trump’s State of the Union address where he unveiled plans to ask Congress to pass a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill, on Wednesday the Urban Land Institute New York emphatically tied together the critical role of public transportation with the success of real estate projects and the city.

In a panel discussion “Driving Development: The Future of Infrastructure,” at the Times Center in Midtown, the moderator Thomas P. McKnight, EVP and head of planning, development and transportation at the New York City Economic Development Corporation, asked transportation and land use decision-makers direct questions about funding and priorities of the region’s infrastructure—all too often described as “crumbling.”

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Betsy Kim

Betsy Kim was the bureau chief, East Coast, and New York City reporter for Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com. As a lawyer and journalist, Betsy has worked as the director of editorial and content for LexisNexis Lawyers.com, a TV/multi-media journalist for NBC and CBS affiliated TV stations in the Midwest, and an associate producer at Court TV.

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