Peter Buffa joined the Barclays public finance team in 2011 after serving more than 25 years as a policy maker with a number of Southern California transportation agencies. In addition to 12 years as a Mayor and Council Member of the City of Costa Mesa, California, Peter served 11 years as a Director and Chair of the Transportation Corridor Agencies and 5 years as a Director and Chair of the Orange County Transportation Authority.Peter served on the finance committee of each of those agencies, directing the financing of transportation improvements using both traditional and innovative public-private financing strategies, such as the SR91 Express Lanes and the Orange County Toll Roads.In 2011, Peter was named the �Public Sector Leader of the Year� by Mobility 21 for his leadership in developing the �Breaking Down Barriers� initiative at OCTA � a strategy for accelerating project funding and approvals at the federal level � major elements of which were incorporated into the 2012 Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill (MAP-21).Peter is the son of Italian immigrants, was born and raised in the Bronx and served as a United States Air Force officer after graduating from the University of Arizona and graduate work at USC.
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