Skip to comments.Boston's Big Dig expert to speak about future of Interstate 81
Posted on 03/14/2014 8:00:27 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
SYRACUSE -- A series of public lectures on the future of Interstate 81 will be held this summer and spring.
The speaker series bring renowned planning professionals, municipal leaders and community development experts to share their experiences and expertise.
The first guest speaker will be Virginia Greiman, a veteran of Boston's Big Dig project and a leader in the field of project management. "Our community can learn a great deal from simply listening to others who have struggled with and overcome similar challenges that we now face," said Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney. "I look forward to welcoming Professor Greiman to Onondaga County and learning from her all that we can to help inform our own decision-making process."
Professor Greiman holds academic appointments at Boston University, Harvard University Law School, and Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and is a recognized expert and scholar on megaprojects, project complexity and governance, public private partnerships, cyber security and international law and development.
She will review the history of the Big Dig and examine the project's management scope, scheduling, cost management and more. "Determining what to do with Route 81 will be one of the most significant planning decisions for Syracuse of the next half-century," said Mayor Stephanie Miner. "It is imperative that citizens in our community have as much in-depth information and perspective as possible when considering the sort of future they want for our city. Hearing from experts like Professor Greiman helps illuminate important facts and issues and elevates the local dialogue. Decisions of this magnitude should be made with sound data and reasoned discussion."
Professor Greiman will speak at 6 p.m. on Wednesday April 2 at the Carrier Theater at the Onondaga County Civic Center.
Dates and times for future speakers have not yet been announced.
“...The first guest speaker will be Virginia Greiman, a veteran of Boston’s Big Dig project and a leader in the field of project management....”
Gee, what do they want to learn from her-—how to have $billions in cost overruns, poor design and shoddy workmanship?
From what I hear of Syracuse these days, the interstates need to by-pass the place by at least 10 miles.
It doesn't look like Syracuse needs more highway infrastructure.
The I-81 viaduct in Syracuse will supposedly reach the end of its useful life in 2017, and people are discussing what to replace it with (e.g., a tunnel, a boulevard or another viaduct).
That’s one option to replace the existing viaduct, which is getting old.
They should just turn it into a wilderness pathway.
Much like the suggested new national retirement program to dwarf the EMPTY social secuirty system who’s pot has been depleated by the political criminals robbing from it over the years. The TED KENNEDY big dig is empty and they need another pot to steal from.
Anyone who would permit themself to be designated as a ‘Big
Dig Expert’ has to be an absolute moron.
And a bigger moron is somebody who invited said “expert” to speak about road projects.
” a recognized expert and scholar on megaprojects, project complexity and governance, public private partnerships, cyber security and international law and development.”
She recently returned from leading the ObamaCare website development team also.
It looks like NY is following Boston's lead on wasting billions of taxpayer dollars, while employing union workers on a lifetime project.