Mort Downey is the Chairman of the Board of PB Consult Inc. and represents our strategic consulting practice in the transportation industry as a distinguished leader and trusted advisor to major public agency clientsMr. Downey completed 8 years as U.S. Deputy Secretary of Transportation and managed the department's highly regarded strategic planning process. He also served on the President's Management Council, as chair of the National Science and Technology Council Committee on Technology, and as a member of the board of directors of Amtrak. For a prior administration he served as the Assistant Secretary at the Department of Transportation with significant responsibilities for matters in the international arena, including bilateral negotiations, multinational conferences and international trade and development missions. Mr. Downey also served as executive director and chief financial officer at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in New York, the nation's largest independent public transportation authority. During his 12 years at the MTA, he was involved in initiating the capital rebuilding of the MTA system, overseeing the financing for and programming of more than $20 billion of capital investment into its regional transportation facilities.
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