The large sinkhole that swallowed part of a major road in Fukuoka, Japan was repaired in just days. Watch a captivating time-lapse video of the construction:
A panel discussion with:
Executive Vice President, Programs/Organizational Development, Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
Director of Policy, Pratt Center for Community Development
Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez
Chair – Committee on Transportation, New York City Council
Paul Steely White
Executive Director, Transportation Alternatives
Mitchell L. Moss
Henry Hart Rice Professor of Urban Policy and Planning and Director of the Rudin Center for Transportation, NYU Wagner School
New Yorkers’ unparallelled ingenuity is perfectly captured in the elaborate costumes and displays they assembled for Halloween. Because we at the NYU Rudin Center love both Halloween and transportation, we rounded up our favorite transportation-themed costumes:
And no round-up of Transpo-related Halloween costumes would be complete without including these three videos:
Video #1: Subway Lines on Parade (@NY1 on Twitter)
The subway letters and numbers – with the L train under construction. pic.twitter.com/iOLGpprwM8
— NY1 News (@NY1) November 1, 2016
Video #2: The Silver Surfer hits NYC Streets (@PrankvsPrank on Youtube)
And, lastly, this adorable stroller turned bus from a few years back:
Video #3: Stroller Bus (@The Saline Project on Vimeo)
Street life makes the city – just take a look at these Photoshopped images from artist Marc Yankus, currently on display at ClampArt gallery, 247 W 29th St. The artist shows NYC streets without people or cars “in an uncanny moment of stillness.” Click below to see more.
The Village Voice
Time: 8:45am – 10:00am
Location: The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl., 295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604
The growth of NYC’s for-hire vehicle market means that the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission is gathering unprecedented amounts of trip data, yielding a far more comprehensive view of how New Yorkers travel. The TLC uses this data to enforce consumer protections and safety requirements and to gain insight into emerging transportation models, accessibility and driver income. How can the public and private sectors use this data to inform policymaking?
Join us for a lively discussion.
Opening remarks: Meera Joshi, Commissioner and Chair, New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission
Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President
Cordell Schachter, Chief Technology Officer, New York City Department of Transportation
Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer, City of New York
Anthony Townsend, Founder, Bits and Atoms
Moderated by Mitchell L. Moss, Director, NYU Rudin Center
Photo: Michael Greenberg
To gear up for Election Day, the NYU Rudin Center looked at transportation ballot measures throughout the United States. We created this handy map to help you explore initiatives across the nation (click on highlighted areas for details). Below the map: our first in a series of Ballot Highlights featuring the Kansas City Streetcar Initiative.
Ballot Highlight: Kansas City Streetcar
This November, voters in Kansas City will decide whether to approve an increase in sales taxes to support the expansion, maintenance and operation of a citywide light rail transit system. Currently, the Kansas City Streetcar’s Operating Budget is supported by a sales tax, a special assessment on real estate and a supplemental assessment on surface pay parking lots within the Downtown Streetcar Transportation Development District.
View the measure in a sample ballot courtesy of the Kansas City Board of Election Commissioners here (p11): https://www.kceb.org/useruploads/11816Pres/Sample_Ballot_Web.F.11-8-16.pdf
More about the streetcar:
Center for Transportation Excellence – http://www.cfte.org/elections
Adrian Untermyer, deputy director of the Historic Districts Council and alumnus of the NYU Rudin Center Emerging Leaders program, was featured in The New York Times today. He has organized the installation of a piano in the Port Authority Bus Terminal to make commutes more pleasant. As noted in the article, “Mr. Untermyer said he made connections that he used to advance the piano project when he had an Emerging Leaders in Transportation fellowship at New York University’s Rudin Center for Transportation Management last fall.”
The NYU Rudin Center is proud of Adrian’s work and is looking forward to enjoying piano concertos in the Port Authority Bus Terminal.
Read the full article here.
AM New York