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Stephen J. Silveira

ML Strategies – Senior Vice President

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Steve is a Senior Vice President at ML Strategies, where he assists a variety of clients in their interactions with state and local governments.

He is a recognized leader in Massachusetts on transportation planning and financing issues.  For many years he has played a leading role .with a number of high-profile transportation planning efforts in the Commonwealth.   Most recently, in 2018, Steve was appointed By Governor Baker to serve on the Governor’s Commission on the Future of Transportation in the Commonwealth.  Prior to that effort, Steve served on the Project Selection Advisory Council (2015). His most noted work in transportation was conducted as the Chairman of the Transportation Finance Commission (2004-2007).  Here, he was first appointed by Governor Romney and then reappointed by Governor Patrick to chair this 13 member Commission that issued two major reports.

Steve currently serves as Chairman of the New England Council’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.  He has been a gubernatorial appointee to the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) since 2004 and has served on its Executive Committee since 2006.

In addition to his work on transportation, during his tenure at ML Strategies, Steve has worked on a variety of complex issues including matters dealing with communications, health care, the environment, real estate development, general business development and procurement.

Before joining ML Strategies, Steve worked at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) for almost nine years. As the Deputy Director of real estate, he oversaw the sale and development of the MBTA’s surplus real estate assets. Earlier, Steve served as the MBTA’s assistant director of planning, where he managed efforts to achieve cost savings through “competitive bidding” with private-sector firms to deliver a variety of necessary goods and services.

Steve began his career in the Massachusetts State Senate as a Legislative Aide.

Education

  • Ohio Wesleyan University (BA, Politics and Government)

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Massachusetts Legislature Issues Net Neutrality Report, Recommends Legislation

April 9, 2018 | Alert | By Julie Cox, Maxwell Fathy

On March 23, 2018, the Special Senate Committee on Net Neutrality and Consumer Protection (the Committee) released a report recommending legislation aimed at ensuring net neutrality in Massachusetts.

News & Press

ML Strategies is pleased to announce Stephen J. Silveira, Senior Vice President, has been appointed to serve on the Commission on the Future of Transportation in the Commonwealth. Governor Charlie Baker made the announcement on January 23, 2018.

New Transportation Commission Assigned Post-Election Deadline

January 24, 2018 | State House News Service

Stephen Silveira a Senior Vice President of ML Strategies, was appointed by Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker to a commission to address the state’s transportation needs through the next twenty years.  The committee is charged with developing a range of anticipated scenarios during those decades.

Pols & Politics: Curt Schilling-Liz Warren Senate race likely would impact gov’s re-election bid

August 21, 2016 | http://www.bostonherald.com/news/us_politics/2016/08/pols_politics_curt_schilling_liz_warren_senate_race_likely_would_impact_gov The Boston Herald

Stephen Silveira, an ML Strategies’ Senior Vice President, was quoted in this Boston Herald article covering the rumors that Curt Schilling would run for Senate in 2018 against Senator Elizabeth Warren.
Stephen Silveira, an ML Strategies’ Senior Vice President and former Massachusetts Bay Transport Authority (MBTA) official, provides commentary in this Boston Globe piece covering the efforts put forth by the MBTA to improve its infrastructure and customer satisfaction.
Stephen Silveira, an ML Strategies’ Senior Vice President and former Massachusetts Bay Transport Authority (MBTA) official, provides commentary in this Boston Globe article on the MBTA’s contracting process for the Green Line may run into problems.  
Stephen Silveira of ML Strategies is quoted in this Boston Globe article about the difficulties and challenges surrounding major infrastructure projects. Steve has served a Chair of the Commonwealth’s Transportation Finance Commission and worked at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.

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