Reconnecting Communities: Creating More Equitable Outcomes in Transportation Projects

Presented by the NYU Rudin Center for Transportation and AECOM

9:30am - 11:00am EDT
September 22, 2023
9:30am - 11:00am
The Puck Building - 295 Lafayette Street, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10012

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) represents an unprecedented investment in our country’s transportation system. As part of this investment, the Biden Administration is seeking not only to build more roads and bridges, but to address the harmful impacts of past transportation projects, which have disproportionately fallen on low income communities and communities of color. For neighborhoods around the country that remain divided or isolated by transportation infrastructure, this investment is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for reconnection. This panel discussion, co-hosted by AECOM, will address: How might we best reconnect communities? What does reconnection involve, and how can we ensure future projects mitigate any further disruption and displacement? Join us for a discussion of ongoing developments and how agencies and stakeholders can best seize this opportunity to create more equitable outcomes.


  • Ritchie Torres, United States Representative (NY-15)
  • Meera Joshi, New York City Deputy Mayor for Operations
  • Tom Prendergast, Executive Vice President & New York Metro Chief Executive, AECOM
  • Moderator: Sarah Kaufman, Director, NYU Rudin Center for Transportation
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