What We’re Reading This Week

In case you missed our announcement earlier this week, be sure to save the date for our upcoming Bus Hackathon on Saturday, March 5th. More details and registration coming soon!
Each week we pull together transportation news articles to keep up on new developments and to fuel conversations about policy and management. Here’s this week’s round-up:

Did you participate in the No Pants Subway Ride? You might have made it into AMNY’s photo gallery:

Photo by Devyn Caldwell on Flickr

Save the Date: Bus Hackathon

Join us on March 5th to rethink NYC bus planning for the 21st century. Save the date for a TransitCenter and NYU Rudin Center hackathon in partnership with MTA NYC Transit. More information and registration coming soon.

Saturday, March 5, 2016
9:00 a.m.
NYU Rudin Center for Transportation: 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, NYC

Research at NYU Wagner will explore how transportation and housing sectors can help build a culture of health

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has selected NYU Wagner to carry out research on policies, laws, and other regulatory tools that can support RWJF’s mission to build a “culture of health” in the public and private sectors. RWJF’s new research program, Policies for Action, or P4A, is based at the Temple University Center for Health Law, Policy and Practice. P4A will build on the work and insights of the Temple team’s six years of experience with its Public Health Law Research program, an RWFJ grantee. While P4A will continue to explore policies and laws that are traditionally and directly correlated with health outcomes — for instance, seatbelt laws or laws related to who can prescribe prescription drugs — the program is expanding its focus to other areas that impact health and equity in nontraditional ways, including policies and regulations from areas such as education, economics, transportation, justice, and housing.

RWJF has made an initial commitment of roughly $25 million over the next three years for research that begins to explore what builds a culture of health. NYU Wagner is one of several institutions around the country that have been chosen to be a research Hub under the program. Sherry Glied, Dean of Wagner, serves as Hub leader. The funded projects at Wagner will explore ways in which housing affects health, as well as the impact of transportation on health.

What We’re Reading This Week

The Rudin Center office is back from break–which means we’re back to our weekly round-up of transportation news!

This week’s video highlights excerpts from Dr. Anthony Townsend’s talk—“Re-Programming Mobility 2030: Scenarios of Digital Transformation in Metropolitan America”—at Volpe’s Beyond Traffic speaker series on November 24, 2015.

Photo by Maximilian Goldmann on Flickr

Exploring challenges in transportation and infrastructure