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Arthur E. Imperatore, Jr.

Mr. Imperatore studied history at Yale University and graduated magna cum laude in 1985. He then went on to study American History as a doctorial candidate at Harvard University before receiving a law degree from Columbia University, where he was an editor of the Law Review.

Mr. Imperatore served as a Research/Public Affairs Associate with the Regional Plan Association in New York City. Later, he worked at Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett as an Associate Attorney in the Real Estate Group. After working at Simpson, Thacher, Mr. Imperatore worked as Vice President for ARCORP Properties in Weehawken, NJ. He is now President and Chief Executive Officer of ARCORP Properties, which includes several privately held corporations among them NY Waterway, Dry Dock Restaurant Corp. and Romulus Development Corp. His corporate involvements include real estate development, ferry and connecting bus transportation, and full-service restaurant operations. He serves as a member of the Board of the Newark Museum, the Regional Plan Association and the New York Convention and Visitors Bureau; Chairs the Advisory Board of the Voorhees Transportation Institute at Rutgers, and is also a Commissioner of the New Jersey Railroad and Transportation Museum Commission.

Water transportation has become a serious and growing new mode of mass transit in New York Harbor, especially since the events of last September 11, Mr. Imperatore, Jr. will present the history, current operation and future plans of NY Waterway, the country?s largest private ferry operator. He will discuss current and future routes, design and construction of existing and new vessels and the development of a new generation of water transportation infrastructure, including terminals and surface connections throughout the Harbor. Special emphasis will be given to the impact of enhanced ferry transportation on the redevelopment of New York Harbor?s formerly industrial waterfronts.