We value your participation in our mission to connect people and businesses to safe and sustainable travel options that enhance quality of life and create a vibrant economy in Somerset County. We look forward to celebrating achievements in promoting commuting alternatives and transportation-related sustainability, safety and workplace wellness with you and our other local champions!
This year’s keynote speaker is Jerry Zaro, Chairman of the Gateway Development Corporation and Chair of the Banking and Real Estate Services Department for Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. Mr. Zaro has served in a variety of leadership posts in the administrations of the past eight consecutive Governors of New Jersey. Mr. Zaro served as Commissioner of the New Jersey Highway Authority, Chairman of the New Jersey Highway Authority, Commissioner of the NJ Sports and Exposition Authority and as the Chief of the Office of Economic Growth for the State of New Jersey, a cabinet level position in the administrations of Governor Jon Corzine (D) and Governor Chris Christie (R). During his tenure as New Jersey’s “Economic Czar,” Mr. Zaro made multiple significant strides in promoting and improving the business environment in the State utilizing incentives offered by New Jersey. MORE
A passionate advocate for the Gateway Program, Mr. Zaro will address the implications of the largest and most urgent infrastructure priority in the U.S. for the business community in NJ and beyond. The Gateway Program is a multibillion-dollar infrastructure initiative to build a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River, a new Portal Bridge over the Hackensack River, an expansion of New York’s Penn Station, and other ancillary projects. Trans-Hudson commuting is vital to the national and regional economy, impacting more than 200,000 passengers each day. An estimated 20% of the American economy depends on the Hudson River tunnels carrying trains between Washington D.C., New York City and Boston.
For more information, please contact Leanne McGowan, Business Development Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (908) 704-1011 ext. 14. To RSVP, please click the button below.
Thank you to our generous sponsors for supporting this event.
Affinity Federal Credit Union
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Somerset