Monday, January 23, 2017

Bacigalupo joins Cardinal Infrastructure

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Transit industry veteran Richard Bacigalupo has joined Cardinal Infrastructure, LLC as a partner, creating a quartet with founding partners Sherry E. Little, Anja Graves, and Severn E. S. Miller.

Bacigalupo brings a wealth of national transit and transportation experience to the firm, having most recently served as the federal legislative affairs manager and federal transportation liaison at the Orange County Transportation Authority. Prior to that, he was the General Counsel, and later CEO, of Chicago’s Regional Transportation Authority. He began his career in Washington, D.C. as a transit litigation attorney at the United States Department of Transportation and went on to serve as the Federal Transit Administration’s Regional Counsel in Chicago.

Bacigalupo twice served on the Executive Committee of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), and as chair of APTA’s Legislative and Legal Affairs Committees. He has also participated on the Executive and Legislative Committees of the California Transit Association and served for six years as Chair of the Legal Research Panel of the Transportation Research Board.

“In my past executive and counsel positions, I have been able to assist numerous transit systems to navigate the federal transportation funding and regulatory process,” said Bacigalupo. “I now look forward to using that expertise to benefit an even greater range public and private entities in the transportation industry nationwide.”

Richard White, Acting President and CEO of APTA, said, “Rick has been an exceptional and knowledgeable addition to the Executive and Legislative Committees with APTA. His superior skills as a transportation policy expert and federal legislative affairs professional will serve Cardinal Infrastructure and its clients well.”

Bacigalupo resides in Orange County, Calif., with his wife Carol. His two married daughters live in San Luis Obispo, Calif. and Fairfax, Va. He is also the grandfather of two Virginian granddaughters.

Cardinal Infrastructure was founded in August 2016 to provide transportation consulting services to public and private entities nationwide. “Rick is a valuable addition to the founders of Cardinal Infrastructure’s combined 75-plus years’ experience and knowledge to address the conditions of today’s business and Federal climate while also looking down the road,” the firm said. “We advise public and private entities on a full spectrum of necessary services, from initial policy and planning considerations, to financing and risk assessment, contracting, procurement, project delivery methods, public-private partnership strategies, the construction and operation of infrastructure projects, and assistance in navigating the complex regulations and procedures of the Federal Government and opportunities and successful solutions to challenging issues.”






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