May 9 Event: Billions for Red Tape

Common Good invites you to attend an end of the day discussion and reception on Monday, May 9th in New York City to discuss the release of our new report: “Billions for Red Tape: Focusing on the Approval Process for the Gateway Rail Tunnel Project.”

The event will feature remarks from Senator Cory Booker followed by a moderated panel.


Patrick J. Foye, Executive Director,
     Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Philip K. Howard, Chair, Common Good
Robert D. Yaro, President Emeritus, Regional Plan Association

The Gateway Rail Tunnel Project is a $24 billion infrastructure plan to alleviate a critical bottleneck on the Northeast Corridor, an area of the country that accounts for 20 percent of national GDP. The purpose of the report and event is to outline the economic and environmental costs of different permitting timetables, and to propose approval mechanisms that will save taxpayers billions and avoid significant economic and environmental harm.

Event Details:

Title: Billions for Red Tape

When: Monday, May 9, 2016; 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM; cocktails and appetizers will be served.

Where:  The New York Times Building
43rd Floor (offices of Covington & Burling LLP)
620 Eighth Avenue (between 40th and 41st Streets)
New York, NY 10018
A government-issued ID is required to pass through building security.

To RSVP, please e-mail your name, position, affiliation, and contact information to Ruth Mary Giverin at Please contact Ruth with any questions as well. This invitation is transferable, but all attendees must register before the day of the event.