Infrastructure Stakeholder Summit I: Getting to Work: Relieving Congestion to Boost Economic Competitiveness

Boston, MA | Aug. 26-27, 2019

As the first of four stakeholder summits in support of Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s 2019- 2020 NGA Chair’s Initiative, this summit focuses on a key issue for states: reducing congestion for people and goods in order to boost economic competitiveness. The summit features engaging panel discussions, an educational site visit, as well as peer-to-peer exchanges and networking.




Monday, August 26 – Fenway Park

Take Me Out to the Ball Game! Welcome Reception at Fenway Park


Tuesday, August 27

Registration and Breakfast

Welcome and Introduction to NGA

  • Speakers:
    • Sue Gander, Director, Energy, Infrastructure, and Environment, National Governors Association Center for Best Practices
    • Bill McBride, Executive Director, National Governors Association

Infrastructure: Foundation for Success Welcome and Introduction to the 2019-2020 NGA Chair’s Initiative

  • Speaker
    • Maryland Governor Larry Hogan

Plenary 1: All Modes on Deck: How Can States Support Diverse Transportation Modes and Capacity to Reduce Congestion

  • Speakers:
    • Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker •
    • Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo •
    • Jennifer Aument, President, North America, Transurban •
    • Jamie Rubin, CEO, North America, Meridiam •
    • Terence Easton, President, Infrastructure & Power, Fluor




Plenary 2: Tech to the Rescue: Can Modern-Day Solutions Blaze a Trail to Congestion Relief

  • Speakers:
    • Maryland Governor Larry Hogan
    • New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu
    • Gregory Slater, Chair, AASHTO Data Management and Analytics Committee; Administrator, Maryland State Highway Administration
    • Anant Dinamani, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
    • Ya-Ting Liu, Director of Government Affairs & Policy, Via



  • Speaker
    • Stephanie Pollack, Secretary, Massachusetts Department of Transportation

Travel to Site Visit

Site Visit – Congestion Relief in Action: The Rose Kennedy Greenway, the Big Dig and the Highway Operations Center 

Travel Back to Hotel