Congratulations to WTS Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2017 winners of the Women’s Transportation Seminar of Greater New York awards, including two members of the Rudin Center for Transportation family:

Lily Gordon-Koven
Lily Gordon-Koven
  • Lily Gordon-Koven and her team at the NYC Department of Transportation won the Innovative Transport Solutions Award for their work on Queens Boulevard Safety Improvement. Lily worked as a Graduate Assistant at the NYU Rudin Center during her studies at the NYU Wagner School, focusing on bicycle share and infrastructure.


  • Sutapa Bhattacharjee,‎ Principal
    Sutapa Bhattacharjee
    Sutapa Bhattacharjee

    Transportation Planner at the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, earned the prestigious Member of the Year award. Sutapa was a Rudin Center Emerging Leader in Transportation in the 2016 class.

Additional award winners are:

  • Employer of the Year – ARUP
  •  Honorable Ray LaHood Award – Patrick A. Nowakowski, President, MTA Long Island Rail Road
  •  Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership  – Denise Berger, AIA, Assistant Chief Engineer,  PANY&NJ

Congratulations to all. Information about the annual meeting on January 23rd is available here.

A frontal attack on Midtown gridlock

In the op-ed “A frontal attack on Midtown gridlock, NYC Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg lays out the agency’s battle plan to combat Manhattan street congestion “to keep people and goods moving as our city grows, sustaining the energy and dynamism that makes New York such a brilliant, uniquely attractive place to live and work.”

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