What We’re Reading This Week

It’s that time of the week again! If you missed our event this past Monday (October 5th) with NYC Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez you can find out more about how he hopes to make transportation safer and more efficient on our blog (click here). Otherwise, take a look at what we’re reading this week:

And, ICYMI last week, the MTA and L.A. Metro took to Twitter for some hilarious baseball-infused transit banter that you can read on CityLab, here.


What We’re Reading This Week

It’s October! We’re excited about what’s coming up this month, including next Monday’s “Making Transportation Safer and More Efficient in NYC” event with Council Member and Transportation Committee Chair Ydanis Rodriguez and upcoming workshops and field trips with our 2015 Emerging Leaders in Transportation. Without further ado, here’s what we’ve been reading this week:

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What We’re Reading This Week

It’s been a busy week in the Rudin Center office! Take a look at our most recent report on traffic disruptions (or the lack thereof) due to the pope’s visit here.

In addition, here’s what we’ve been reading this week:

ICYMI: NYC’s newest celeb, “pizza rat”:

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Politico: NYU urban planners counter pope-visit gridlock predictions

“Despite predictions in the news media that a paroxysm of gridlock will grip New York City during Pope Francis’ visit, urban planning expert Mitchell Moss is offering an alternative to “the lunatics on Fox News”: We’ll be fine.

“New York City will function quite well with the Pope in town,” Moss, the director of the Rudin Center for Transportation at NYU’s Wagner School, told POLITICO New York in an email. “NYC is not Philadelphia where they are closing interstates and towing cars already.”

Moss and his colleagues Sam Levy, Jorge Hernandez, Jeff Ferzoco and Sarah M. Kaufman prepared a two-page brief with a map of the pope’s itinerary and the relative severity of delays for car travel, subways, buses and bikes.”

Read more here.

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