Contributing Editors

Jerome Lyle Rappaport

Jerome Lyle Rappaport
Founder and Board Member
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Edward Glaeser

Edward Glaeser
Professor of Economics at Harvard University
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Stephen P. Johnson

Stephen P. Johnson
Executive Director of Phyllis and Jerome Lyle Rappaport Foundation
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Greg Massing

Greg Massing
Executive Director for the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service
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Alasdair Roberts

Alasdair Roberts
Professor of Law and Public Policy at Suffolk University Law School
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Joseph Curtatone

Joseph Curtatone
Mayor, City of Somerville
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Tim H. Davis

Tim H. Davis
Independent Research Consultant
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Scott Harshbarger

Scott Harshbarger
Senior Counsel, Proskauer Rose LLP
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Vivien Li

Vivien Li
Executive Director of The Boston Harbor Association
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Guest contributors

Monika Bandyopadhyay
Suffolk University Law Student

David Barron
Harvard Law School and former Deputy Counsel for the Office of Legal Counsel in the US Department of Justice

Linda Bilmes
Senior lecturer in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. Assistant Secretary of Commerce during the Clinton Administration.

Brandy H.M. Brooks
Director, Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, Bruner Foundation

Felicia Cote
Rappaport Fellow, Harvard Law School/Harvard Kennedy School.

Amanda Eden
Suffolk University Law School student

Sara Farnum
Student, Suffolk Univ. Law School

Kristin Faucette
Student at Suffolk University Law School

Benjamin Forman
Research Director, MassINC

Arthur Hardy-Doubleday
JD/MBA student at Suffolk University Law School and the Sawyer School of Business

Theodore Kalivas
Boston Green Blog, Dukakis Center for Urban & Regional Policy

David Linhart
Student, Boston University School of Law

Antoniya Owens
Research Analyst, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Susan Prosnitz
Senior Advisor, TSA, Washington, DC

Ben Thomas
Boston Green Blog, Dukakis Center for Urban & Regional Policy

Matthew Todaro
Student at Boston College Law School

Alexander von Hoffman
Senior Researcher, Joint Center for Housing Studies

Brett Walker
Student, Boston College Law School

Margarita Warren
Student at Suffolk University Law School

Articles by Benjamin Forman

Moving Forward with Funding: New strategies to support transportation and balanced regional economic growth

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
By Benjamin Forman

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Revenue Crossroads for Transportation

Friday, January 14th, 2011
By Benjamin Forman

A response to Secretary Mullan: In his recent response to the MassINC report "Next Stop, Massachusetts," Transportation Secretary Jeffrey Mullan says: "Departure from the cost-cutting, efficiency-finding, and culture-changing approach we have taken would be a large setback for anyone who cares about the (transportation) system." We agree and see transportation reform as a positive step forward, particularly in providing a structure that enables the development of multi-modal transportation systems. However, the question going forward is how will the state generate new revenue to complement all the hard work and effort expended to accomplish these reforms? As both the D'Alessandro report and the Transportation Finance Commission noted, reform alone will not provide the revenue needed to secure our transportation future.

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Next Stop, Massachusetts Strategies to Build the Bay State’s Transportation Future and Keep our Economy Moving

Thursday, November 18th, 2010
By Benjamin Forman

Last May, MassINC partnered with the MBTA Advisory Board, the Route 128 Business Council, and the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston to bring together transit leaders from around the country. The unprecedented challenges facing both the US economy and US transportation systems formed a stark backdrop for this unique gathering. The economy must create a staggering 8 million jobs to replace those lost in the Great Recession. At the same time, the country's aging public transit systems face an equally daunting climb. They must address a $78 billion backlog in deferred maintenance, sustain current operations with declining revenues, and respond to increasing pressures to attract more riders by expanding service.

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Triumph of the City: Ed Glaeser talks about his new book on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
U.S. Representative Barney Frank speaking at the Harvard Kennedy School, cosponsored by the Rappaport Institute.
Gov. Deval Patrick speaking at the Rappaport Center's Gubernatorial Speakers Series
 MA Attorney General Martha Coakley Hearing on Sexual Exploitation Online
Mayor Menino attends Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Course for high school students
Statnet panel of current and former heads of local performance management programs including Stephanie Hirsch (far right), former head of SomerStat and Devin Lyons-Quirk, third from right.
Former Lt. Governor Kerry Healey speaks about political parity at the Rappaport Center

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