Allison C. de Cerreño of NYU Wagner’s Rudin Center Discusses Mayor Bloomberg’s Proposal for Congestion Pricing

In anticipation of Mayor Bloomberg's Earth Day announcement of his PlaNYC proposal, NYU Wagner Rudin Center's Director, Dr. Allison C. de Cerreño discusses congestion pricing, one of the elements of the proposal, in a radio interview for American Public Media's program, Marketplace.

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NYU Wagner Rudin Centers Director to Chair Freight Policy Research Project

NYU Wagner Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management's Director, Dr. Allison C. de Cerreño, has been named Panel Chair of the National Cooperative Freight Research Program's (NCFRP) project on the impact of public policy on the freight transportation system. For more information on the project, click below.

NYU Wagner Rudin Centers Director Named to Eno Board of Advisors

NYU Wagner Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management's Director, Dr. Allison C. de Cerreño, is named to the Eno Transportation Foundation Board of Advisors. The Board of Advisors is made up of distinguished leaders from across the transportation field who provide advice and counsel to the Eno Foundation's Board of Directors. Elected to overlapping three-year terms, the Advisory Board Members meet annually for informal discussions of problems and issues.

NYU Wagner Rudin Center to host seminar on hypermotorization in China

On May 17, 2007, the NYU Wagner Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management with University Transportation Research Center, Region 2 will host a Visiting Scholars and Practitioners seminar entitled, Hypermotorization in China: Is there No Way Back?” featuring Dr. Lee Schipper, Director of Research of EMBARQ, World Resources Institute Center for Sustainable Transport.

By any definition, China's urban transport is becoming less sustainable. Congestion, traffic accidents and fatalities, as well as urban air pollution from the transport sector have all been increasing over the past two decades. What makes urban transport in China particularly vulnerable to problems is high population density. The speed of China's motorization is at the root of the problem. Hypermotorization is defined as the development where private car ownership outpaces public and private infrastructure's support. Dr. Schipper's presentation will address China's urban transport challenges and how rapidly growing car use and fuel consumption affect quality of life and sustainability issues for Chinese cities.

The seminar will be held at the NYU Wagner Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management, the Puck Building, at 295 Lafayette Street (at Houston), 2nd floor from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (12:00 – 12:30 registration and refreshments). To register for this free event, please email seminars@utrc2.org or visit www.utrc2.org.

NYU Wagner Rudin Center Hosts Conference on Freight Issues in the NY Metropolitan Region

On June 6, 2007, the NYU Wagner Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management� will host a seminal conference entitled, “Delivering the Goods: The Freight Needs of a Growing Population.” Building on two very successful conferences held by NYMTC in past years (one in conjunction with the NYU Wagner Rudin Center), this event will address the key issues affecting and affected by current and forecasted freight needs in the New York metropolitan region. The conference will be held at NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South in the Eisner & Lubin Auditorium, 4th Floor, from 8:00am to 12:30pm (8:00 – 8:30am breakfast and registration).

Registration is $50 and is required. Seats will be filled on first-come, first-serve basis. Please respond by Wednesday, May 30, 2007. To register, please complete the form in the registration brochure and mail it to the address provided or fax to (212) 995-4611.

NYU Wagner Rudin Center Hosts Seminar on New Mobility, the Next Generation of Sustainable Urban Transportation

On March 30, 2007, the NYU Wagner Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management and the University Transportation Research Center, Region 2 will be hosting a Visiting Scholar's Seminar featuring Susan Zielinski of the Sustainable Mobility and Accessibility Research and Transformation Project (SMART) of the University of Michigan. New Moiblity is a whole systems approach to understanding and reinventing urban transportation, and engages a wide range of private and public sector innovators. This session will present New Mobility concepts and opportunities with selected case studies from around the world. The seminar will be from 9:30am to 12:00pm, and will take place at NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, 9th Floor, Room 914. Seating is limited, and registration is required. To register for this free event, please email seminars@utrc2.org or visit www.utrc2.org.
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NYU Wagner Rudin Center Hosts This Years NYMTC Annual Meeting

This year's Annual Meeting of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) will be held on the NYU campus on March 15th, 2007. The event is scheduled from 11:15am to 1:15pm in the Eisner & Lubin Auditorium on the 4th Floor in the NYU Kimmel Center located at 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY. This year's meeting, “Meeting the Challenges of Growth,” will feature a prominent cast of speakers, including: Daniel L. Doctoroff, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding of the City of New York; Astrid C. Glynn, Acting Commissioner of the New York State Department of Transportation; and Elliot G. Sander, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). To r.s.v.p., please contact Andrea Miles-Cole at amiles-cole@dot.state.ny.us , or call 718-482-4551.

How Can We Finance Improvements to Our Aging Transit Infrastructure?

On March 15, 2007, Dr. Allison L. C. de Cerreno, Director of the NYU Wagner Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management will participate in a panel discussion entitled, “How Can We Finance Improvements to Our Aging Transit Infrastructure?” Daniel Doctoroff, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding, will introduce the panel featuring the following: NYU's Professor, Charles Brecher; Region 2, University Transportation Research Center's Director, Robert E. Paaswell; and Senior Staff Attorney of the Straphangers Campaign, Gene Russianoff. The panel discussion will be held in the New School Tishman Auditorium at 66 W. 12th Street, from 8:30am – 10:30am. To rsvp, please email info@planyc.nyc.gov.

Annual Leadership in Transportation Awards Reception

On February 15, 2007, the NYU Wagner Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management and The Council on Transportation will be hosting the 2007 Annual Leadership in Transportation Awards Reception. This year's honorees include David Gunn, former Amtrak President & CEO, and Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi for their substantial achievements throughout their careers. Other honorees include Larry Filler, President and CEO of TransitCenter, Inc. for the Civic Leadership Award, and New Jersey Transit for the Public Agency Award, which will be accepted by George Warrington. For the first time, during this year's award ceremony, an award for the best transportation paper will be given by the Region 2 University Transportation Research Center of City College. The reception will be from 6:00 to 8:00pm, and will take place at NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, Rosenthal Pavilion. The reception is by invitation only. For more information, email mnn2@nyu.edu, or call 212-998-7545.

Elliot Lee Sander of NYU Wagner Rudin Center named to Gov.-elect Eliot Spitzers transition team for transportation policy

On November 16, 2006 Elliot “Lee” Sander, Director of NYU Wagner Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management was appointed Co-Chairman of the Transportation Committee to serve on Gov.-elect Eliot Spitzer's transition team. The Transportation Committee is one of 13 advisory committees on various topics ranging from agriculture to economic development, from health care to human services.

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