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.

Read articles on this in the Newsday and the New York Daily News

Panel Discussion at NYU Wagner to Address Contactless Smart Cards for Transit Fare Payment

The NYU Wagner Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management in concert with The New York Metropolitan Transportation Council, MasterCard Worldwide, and Smart Card Alliance will hold a panel discussion on new approaches to transit fare collection on Wednesday, December 6, 2006 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am. The panel discussion, titled “Contactless Smart Cards for Transit Fare Payment: A Paradigm Shift” will be held in the 2nd floor conference room of NYU Wagner, The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street, New York City, NY.

Rudin Center Hosts Conference on Transit Option for Older Adults

On September 26, 2006 the NYU Wagner Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management with the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council, AARP, Metropolitan Transportation Authority and others co-sponsored a conference on the transportation needs of older adults.

Read articles related to the conference: Dr. Allison L. C. de Cerreño's Op-Ed piece in the Westchester Journal News and in the New York Times

An article about the AARP survey “Good to Go: Assessing the Transit Needs of New York Metro AARP Members” in the Westchester Journal News.

Video of James Simpson's Keynote presentation

Forum at NYU Wagner on Transit Oriented Development (TOD) in the New York Metropolitan Region

The NYU Wagner Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management in concert with The Permanent Citizens Advisory Committee to the MTA will host a public forum on Transit Oriented Development (TOD) in the New York metropolitan region on Wednesday, November 1 , 2006 from 8:30 am to 12:00pm. The forum will be held in the 2nd floor conference room of NYU Wagner, the Puck Building located at 295 Lafayette Street, New York City, New York. In an effort to foster productive dialogue, seating is limited. Please R.S.V.P. by October 25th to My Linh H. Nguyen-Novotny at mnn2@nyu.edu.

Rudin Center Hosts Symposium on Airport Capacity and Access

A June 1, 2006 aviation symposium organized by the NYU Wagner Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management focused attention on critically important issues of airport capacity and access in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan region.

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Read articles related to the conference by The New York Times, The Times Herald-Record, and The Westchester Journal News.

Quality Communities Workshop: “Advancing Transportation – Land Use Connection” (June 13, 2006)

This workshop will provide an opportunity to discuss and influence New York�s approach to integrating transportation investment decisions with community land use planning. Invited participants include: municipal officials, regional leaders, professionals, civic and business groups, and academic experts. Allison L. C. de Cerre�o, Ph.D., Co-Director of the Rudin Center will be moderating a plenary session on current transportation � land use planning landscape in New York State as well as facilitating a panel on how NYSDOT can better support NYS communities in linking their transportation-land use decisions. This workshop will be held in Binghamton, NY. For registration information please visit http://utrc2.org/events/index.php?viewid=133.

Read an article related to the workshop by the Press and Sun Bulletin in Binghamton, NY.

Rudin Center to Host Symposium on Critical Issues Facing Aviation and the New York/New Jersey Region’s Airports

With the region�s airports already operating at or exceeding capacity in some areas, the continued growth in air passenger demand places increasing stress on the system. The resulting �bottlenecks� caused by increased air traffic not only affect airspace and airport operations but have a spillover effect beyond the tarmac. Roadways and transit networks that support the transportation needs of travelers and air cargo businesses also face increased demand and capacity constraints. How will this region address these issues? Can it increase capacity and how? What are the ramifications if such challenges are not resolved?

Registration is required. For further information please see the registration brochure. View the registration brochure.

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