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High Speed Rail in Florida: Lessons and Themes for Consideration for Other High Speed EffortsOn January 24, 2006, Allison L. C. de Cerre�o, Ph.D., Co-Director of the NYU Wagner Rudin Center and Research Scientist and Assistant Research Professor at NYU Wagner, presented a peer-reviewed paper, High Speed Rail in Florida: Lessons and Themes for Consideration for Other High Speed Efforts, at the Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington, D.C. The Annual Meeting draws roughly 10,000 professionals in all fields of transportation, from academe and research, consulting and other transportation business firms, and from federal, state, and local agencies both nationally and internationally. For further information, please visit the Transportation Research Board�s website.
Hot Topics: NYC Transit StrikeLee Sander, director of NYU Wagner's Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management, says a transit strike would be a body blow to New York City,comparing its impact "to a 7" on the Richter Scale. See full article "Offering Range of Estimates in Projecting Strike's Toll" by New York Times reporter David Chen.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.