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.

Smart Growth, Smart Transportation with Larry Silani and Jim Yanchula

Mr. Silani, Director of Planning of LaSalle, Ontario, will discuss innovative approaches to planning aimed at creating livable neighborhoods, mixed-use town centers, and a well-planned transportation system. Mr. Yanchula, Manager of Urban Design and Community Development of Windsor, Ontario, will address Windsor's plans for integrating planning and design measures as a means to promoting economic growth, diversifying residential developments and redesigning its downtown.

Director of NYUs Rudin Center Interviewed On Cost Overruns for Tappan Zee Bridge

Director of the NYU Wagner Rudin Center For Transportation Policy and Management, Elliot Sander, was cited in a recent article in The Journal News newspaper. Describing cost overruns for repair work on the Tappan Zee Bridge, Sander said, �There are times where cost overruns can be justified. On the other hand, there are times when you have a bad contractor or engineering plans have not been done right, where you should not be having a cost overrun.� Sander, former Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation, noted that repair work on the Tappan Zee would be more complicated than building an entirely new bridge as the officials have to coordinate repair work and traffic flow patterns.

Elliot G. Sander Appointed to National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Finance Commission

On February 13, 2006, NYU Wagner Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management Director Elliot Sander was appointed to the National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Finance Commission, a United States Congressional Commission. This commission was created by the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users and enacted into law as Public Law 109-59.

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