For-Hire Vehicles and Passengers with Disabilities

Sponsored by C2SMART Transportation Research Center and the NYU Rudin Center for Transportation

9:30am - 11:00am EDT
September 17, 2019
9:30am - 11:00am
Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

Are the 120,000 for-hire vehicles on New York City streets serving the nearly one million New Yorkers with disabilities? NYU’s Rudin Center for Transportation will convene a forum on the needs of passengers with disabilities, what the companies can offer, and how the city might legislate.

This event will include:

  • Welcome:  Sarah Kaufman, Associate Director, Rudin Center for Transportation, NYU

  • Opening Remarks: Jelena Kovačević, Dean, NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering.

  • Panel discussion:

    • Meera Joshi, NYU Rudin Center Visiting Scholar and Former Chair, NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission

    • Rachel D. Pardoe, Program Officer, Healthy Lives: Older Adults, People with Disabilities, and Animal Welfare, The New York Community Trust

    • Chris Pangilinan, Head of Global Policy, Public Transportation, Uber

    • Rebecca C. Serbin, Staff Attorney, Disability Rights Advocates

    • Moderator: Sarah Kaufman, Associate Director, NYU Rudin Center

  • Audience Q&A

This event will provide 1 CM credit for AICP-certified Planners

This event is sponsored by C2SMART Transportation Research Center and the NYU Rudin Center for Transportation

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NYU Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management