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Rudin Center Hosts Symposium on Airport Capacity and Access

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.

Rudin Center Report Examines Programmed Fare Increases

Rudin Center Report Examines Programmed Fare Increases

Linda M. Spock, Visiting Practitioner at the NYU Wagner Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management, has produced a new report documenting and synthesizing the experience of a dozen transit agencies that have implemented or tried to implement programmed fare increases -- those that occur on a regular and/or inflation-related basis as opposed to an "as-needed" basis. The transit agencies ranged widely in size, mission, and location, from New Jersey to the San Francisco Bay area. Often, they didn't know others' experiences with similar fare approaches. But taken together, according to the November, 2007, report, their experiences "suggest the importance of clearly communicating the need for regular fare increases to transit customers in the context of agencies' efforts to maintain service, constrain costs, and address customer needs and concerns.

"In short," the report continues, "customers appear to be willing to pay increasingly higher fares on a regular basis if they feel they clearly benefit from reliable transit service, the agency does its 'fair share' in contributing to the most efficient and cost effective operation possible, and the fare increases are small and predictable."

Ms. Spock has served as the NYU Wagner Rudin Center's Visiting Practitioner since 2001. A respected transportation expert, she played a key role in establishing E-ZPass as a regional electronic toll collection system. Following an 11-year career at the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, she began her own consulting firm and has been Principal since 1994, conducting research,writing, and project coordination for individual agencies, multi-agency groups, and national and international organizations.

The Rudin Center was established in 1996 at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and named in September, 2000, in recognition of a generous gift to New York University in support of the Center. It is currently led by the Center's Director, Allison L. C. de Cerreno, Ph.D. Its mission is to provide the tools for strengthening institutions and leadership within and across all modes of transportation, and for encouraging innovative thinking, discourse, and action on urban transportation policy, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

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Rudin Center Report on Federal Transportation Funds Featured in The New York Times and The Boston Globe

Rudin Center Report on Federal Transportation Funds Featured in The New York Times and The Boston Globe

The Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management has released a study of Federal transportation funding that looks at the distribution of dollars to the States from a number of perspectives. The analysis reveals relative winners and losers at the regional and state level based on various criteria, and highlights the impact of the SHARE coalition's proposed funding formulas on New York and other States like Minnesota and Pennsylvania. The report shows that in many respects, New York receives a very low or at best, average apportionment of Federal transportation dollars.

Rudin Center Report: Expanding One Law Could Save New Yorkers Billions on Infrastructure

Rudin Center Report: Expanding One Law Could Save New Yorkers Billions on Infrastructure

A report released June 24 by the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management (housed at NYU Wagner) shows New York could save taxpayers billions of dollars simply by authorizing widespread use of Design-Build procurement practices on public infrastructure projects.

The report, sponsored by the Association for a Better New York (ABNY) and RBC Capital Markets, highlights the success of Design-Build projects throughout the country in addition to its successful implementations in New York, despite State law dictating that it can only be used on a limited basis. The report calls on Albany to expand the practice to save taxpayers money and shorten the completion time on critical infrastructure projects.

Rudin Center Studies Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s Value Pricing Initiative

Rudin Center Studies Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s Value Pricing Initiative

Wagner�s Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management is documenting the decision-making process leading up to and immediately following the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey�s implementation of value pricing, so as to derive lessons learned that could be utilized when implementing similar programs elsewhere. This research is part of a larger project assessing the efficacy of value pricing and changes in the toll schedule on Port Authority facilities.

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

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.

Rudin Center's Director Agrees with Proposed Transit Fare Increase

Rudin Center's Director Agrees with Proposed Transit Fare Increase

Citing the challenge of falling tax revenue and growing costs, NYU Wagner Rudin Center for Policy and Management Director Allison C. de Cerreño said in an interview with Bloomberg News that a fare increase is necessary. She suggested that future increases take place according to a regular schedule.

"Whether it's this year or next year, at some point they are going to have to raise fares,'' she said in the article published July 25, 2007. ``It's going to be helpful if they can find a way to raise fares on a more regular basis.''

New York's MTA announced plans to increasethe transit fare to close the budget gap of about $965 million on July 25.

Rudin Center's director reframes NYC subway map

Rudin Center's director reframes NYC subway map

A new subway map showing popular destinations like NYU Wagner would make life easier, especially for tourists, says Professor Mitchell Moss.

The New York Times invited notable New Yorkers to personalize the iconic subway map.  A concept submitted Mitchell L. Moss, professor of urban policy and planning at NYU Wagner, and Director of the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management, was featured Oct. 22, 2010 -- including a stop named for Wagner itself.

Rudin Center's Director Says New York Subways Need Investment

Rudin Center's Director Says New York Subways Need Investment

After heavy rain delayed New York City's subway network on Aug. 8, 2007, Dr. Allison C. de Cerreño, Director of NYU Wagner Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management, spoke with Newsweek's Sarah Kliff about the issues facing New York City's public transit system, how to prevent future situations like this, and what this type of event says about the broader, national public transportation system.

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