NYU Wagner's Mitchell Moss will joinPrinceton's Cornel West at Kimmel Center on Feb. 9 in commemorating the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
The Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management, in a new report, has identified the 10 worst bottlenecks to steer clear of when you get behind the wheel during peak travel hours.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has appointed NYU Wagner Professor Mitchell Moss to serve on a new, 20-member advisory committee that will conduct a search for the next chairman and CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Dr. Zhan Guo, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning and Transportation Policy and Director of Research at the Rudin Center, has won the award for Best Transportation Paper, presented by the University Transportation Research Center, Region 2.
New York City Health Commissioner Thomas Farley was the keynoter at the "Speeding Summit" held at NYU Wagner on November 19, 2010. he pledged a major new public health emphasis on urban design.
The New York Times invited notable New Yorkers to personalize the iconic subway map. A concept submitted by Mitchell L. Moss, Professor at NYU Wagner and Director of the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management, was featured Oct. 22, 2010.
"Lt. Gov. Richard Ravitch's appearance at an NYU forum yesterday was overbooked almost as soon as it was announced, and the audience wasn't disappointed as Gov. Paterson's No. 2 let loose on a variety of subjects." So began a Crain's Insider dispatch on Ravitch's bracing, widely reported discussion Oct. 28, 2009, at NYU Wagner on New York State's huge budget challenges and the implications for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which he formerly headed, the $2 transit fare, and the controversial idea of introducing East River bridge tolls.
Ravitch, a major figure in the development of fiscal practices in the city and state since 1970s, offered his assessments with Wagner's Professor Charles Brecher (moderator) as a guest of the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management, housed at the school, and the Center's director, Anthony Shorris, who previously headed the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. "The State of New York," Ravitch said, "has in the remainder of this fiscal year a deficit of $4 billion--$3 or $4; people argue about it," he said, speaking to students and transportation professionals at NYU's Rudin Center for Transportation Policy. "Next year it's between $7 and $8 [billion], assuming revenues level off. The year after that, when the stimulus bill no loner provides any one-shots for the State of New York, the deficit will be between $15 and $18 billion. These are numbers that are unprecedented."
In a public conversation at NYU Wagner before more than 125 students, Newark, N.J., Mayor Corey Booker offered hard-won insight, progress reports and humor in describing how his administration's strategies to reduce recidivism are contributing to broad civic improvement.
Mayor Booker fielded questions October 8, 2009, about his pattern-breaking efforts from Ellen Schall, Dean of Wagner, and the audience on a day when, as it happened, he was attracting national attention for countering quips delivered by TV talk-show host Conan O'Brien at Newark's expense. The mayor told students that New Jersey's largest city is simply "not the butt of jokes," but conceded that matching O'Brien laugh-for-laugh is no easy challenge.
But Booker had the audience chuckling at several points, even as he described serious and substantial efforts since his election in July, 2006, to set a national standard for urban transformation. He noted he has created several public/private partnerships and brought together civic group to rehabilitate and green the city's parks and playgrounds, doubled affordable housing construction, and set up model programs to assist at-risk youth and empower ex-offenders to thrive in meeting their family obligations.
The evening event was sponsored by The NYU Wagne rStudents for Criminal Justice Reform and The Black Allied Law Students Association.
Sequester Cancels Much-Anticipated Fleet Week in New York
- Mitchell L. Moss in Daily Beast
Bigger Fines for Defacing City’s Streets to Save a Spot
- Mitchell L. Moss in The New York Times
Anthony Weiner Could Win New York City Mayoral Election, Strategists Say
- Mitchell L. Moss in ABC News
Engineering Serendipity [Op-Ed]
- Greg Lindsay in The New York Times
How Data Is Helping Riders To Make Sense Of Their Transit System
- Sarah Kaufman in Gotham Gazette