This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
TheStreet Open House

Regional Plan Association To Honor Howard Milstein

NEW YORK, April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Regional Plan Association will honor New York State Thruway Authority Chairman Howard Milstein with the organization's 2013 Lifetime Leadership Award for his extraordinary contributions to New York and the region.

Howard P. Milstein, who has served as chairman of the New York State Thruway Authority since 2011, has been a major force in the development of New York City, the region and beyond. He is a leading figure in local, national and global affairs, marshaling business, government, philanthropic and family resources to drive a breadth of initiatives across health, civic, educational and security sectors.

At the Thruway Authority, under Gov. Andrew Cuomo's leadership, Mr. Milstein orchestrated the contract for design and construction of a new Tappan Zee Bridge -- the largest procurement in New York State history. He brought to bear a lifetime of private-sector experience in construction and large-scale development, initiating and leading a design-build process that saved New York nearly $2 billion from the original cost estimates.

Mr. Milstein's success at the Thruway Authority builds on his role as a business and philanthropic leader. Mr. Milstein's work, leading this generation of the Milstein family, has changed the skyline of New York, building or buying, along with his father, Paul, and their partners, more than 50,000 apartments, 20 million square feet of office space and 10,000 hotel rooms. Milstein family development has anchored and revitalized entire communities, as can be seen at Lincoln Center, Times Square and Battery Park City in Manhattan, Starrett City in Brooklyn and the New Jersey waterfront. Through his work, Mr. Milstein has repeatedly demonstrated a deep understanding of the role of responsible, sustainable development in improving the quality of life for all residents of the New York- New Jersey- Connecticut metropolitan region.

Mr. Milstein and his family have also played leadership roles and made significant philanthropic contributions to institutions including the New York Public Library, Columbia and Cornell universities, Weill Cornell Medical Center, Rockefeller University, the National September 11th Memorial and Museum, Lincoln Center and the American Museum of Natural History.

"For 90 years RPA has championed smart investments in infrastructure that support a growing and prosperous region. Chairman Milstein, with his extraordinary leadership of the NYS Thruway Authority, has taken an endeavor that was stalled for years and delivered the most significant project in a generation. The new plan will add an extra lane to the bridge, and save nearly $2 billion," said RPA Chairman Elliot Sander.

"Under Governor Cuomo's leadership, as Chairman of the Thruway Authority, Mr. Milstein used his extensive private-sector experience in construction and development to cut through red tape and complete permitting, design and selection of a construction team for the new Tappan Zee Bridge in less than one year -- saving taxpayers and commuters billions in extra costs and years of avoided congestion," said RPA President Robert D. Yaro.

Mr. Milstein said: "I am deeply honored to be receiving this award from RPA, a group I deeply respect and admire. Based upon Governor Cuomo's vision, our historic procurement of a contract for building the new Tappan Zee Bridge will serve as a model for public infrastructure development for decades to come. I congratulate everyone involved - including Bob Yaro and the RPA - for their role in a collaborative process that featured dramatic breakthroughs in speed, transparency, cost savings and environmental sensitivity. The design-build process for the new Tappan Zee will bring jobs and opportunity, foster additional development, and help sustain the competitiveness of our entire region consistent with Governor Cuomo's mandate."

The Board of Directors of Regional Plan Association established RPA's Lifetime Leadership Award in 2009 to honor individuals who have played a unique role in shaping the New York region's development and have made significant contributions to its continued success as a world hub of commerce, culture and quality of life.

Regional Plan Association has been proud to bestow this annual award to former Lt. Governor Richard Ravitch in 2009; RPA's honorary Chairman Peter W. Herman, Esq., in 2010; Tonio Burgos in 2011; and in 2012 to RPA's Vice-Chairman, former Governor James J. Florio.

RPA's 23rd annual Assembly, "A Resilient Region," will explore urgent challenges facing the New York- New Jersey- Connecticut region, including climate change, declining economic opportunity and fiscal uncertainty. View the full program for the Assembly at www.rpa.org/assembly.

Regional Plan Association is America's oldest and most distinguished independent urban research and advocacy organization. RPA works to improve the economic competitiveness, infrastructure, sustainability and quality of life of the New York- New Jersey- Connecticut metropolitan region. A cornerstone of our work is the development of long-range plans and policies to guide the growth of the region. Through our America 2050 program, RPA also provides leadership in the Northeast and across the U.S. on a broad range of transportation and economic-development issues. RPA enjoys broad support from the business, philanthropic, civic and planning communities. For more information, please visit www.rpa.org

SOURCE Regional Plan Association

Copyright 2011 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
DOW 16,686.93 +225.61 1.37%
S&P 500 1,945.53 +18.42 0.96%
NASDAQ 4,428.69 +45.8430 1.05%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs