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Google Fellowship Awarded to NYU Wagner Professor

Google Fellowship Awarded to NYU Wagner Professor

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Planning Sarah M. Kaufman has been awarded a fellowship by Google to attend the Personal Democracy Forum. In all, the travel fellowships were given to 15 leading women in civic technology.

Professor Kaufman is Digital Manager at NYU Wagner's Rudin Center for Transportation, where she researches, advocates for and educates about cutting-edge technologies in transportation. Her work focuses on crowdsourcing, open data and social media in urban transportation systems. In addition, she manages the Rudin Center's web presence at NYURudinCenter.com and created the popular Short Talks, Big Ideas event series, an exchange of innovate projects and ideas between transportation thinkers and practitioners.

 

 

 

Governor Names Prof. Moss to MTA Search Committee

Governor Names Prof. Moss to MTA Search Committee

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.

Moss is NYU Wagner's Henry Hart Professor of Urban Policy & Planning and leads the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management located at the school.

Appointed along with Moss were, among others, the chairman of the Association for a Better New York, Bill Rudin; former Lt. Gov. Richard Ravitch; Lillian Borrone, board chair of Eno Transportation Foundation;  New York State AFL-CIO president Denis Hughes; Continuum Health Partners president and CEO Stanley Brezenoff; former NYS operations director Mary Ann Crotty; and Gene Russianoff, senor attorney, NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign.

The panel, formed Aug. 8, "will conduct a national and international search to find and recommend the most talented candidates for the next chairman of the MTA," Gov. Cuomo announced, adding: "I am committed to appointing a new chairman who will put straphangers first and who will continue to reform the MTA by reducing costs and waste, while improving efficiency and service."

 

High Speed Rail in Florida: Lessons and Themes for Consideration for Other High Speed Efforts

High Speed Rail in Florida: Lessons and Themes for Consideration for Other High Speed Efforts

On 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.

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