Flooding and Public Transportation

Presented by NYU Rudin Center for Transportation

9:00am - 10:30am EDT
October 20, 2021
9:00am - 10:30am

Hurricane Ida presented the latest example of climate change impacts to the subway system, with extensive damage and a systemwide shutdown. As storms intensify and sea levels rise, New York City's public transportation systems will endure repetitive flooding and destructive events.

The NYU Rudin Center for Transportation presents a virtual panel discussion about mitigating climate change impacts, keeping transit riders safe and reassured, and activating alternative modes.


  • Chante Harris, Director, Climate Investment & Partnerships, SecondMuse
  • Greg Lindsay, Director of Applied Research, NewCities
  • Jose Martinez, Transportation Reporter, THE CITY
  • Jamie Torres-Springer, Commissioner, NYC Department of Design and Construction    

Moderated by Sarah M. Kaufman, NYU Rudin Center for Transportation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

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