Prof. Mitchell Moss Named to Gubernatorial Panel on NYC Traffic and Transit Concerns

Mitchell L. Moss, professor of urban policy & planning at NYU Wagner, has been named to a new advisory panel formed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to come up with proposals to address traffic congestion on New York City roads and highways, while producing a dedicated funding stream for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).

After the "Fix New York" panel offers proposals and models for implementation, State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli will work with the advisory panel and HNTB to review any cost savings or cost generating options to the state and how they could affect the state's budget. The panel's findings are due in December.

The panel includes transportation experts, representatives from the MTA region, local leaders and stakeholders. It will work with HNTB Corporation, who will provide technical assistance and modeling, and evaluate various options and the implementation of proposed plans as well as identifying potential impacts to the city.

Members include:

  • Mitchell L. Moss, Henry Hart Rice Professor of Urban Policy and Planning at NYU Wagner, and Director of its Rudin Center for Transportation
  • Sam Schwartz, CEO at Sam Schwartz Engineering
  • Scott Rechler, Chairman of Regional Plan Association
  • Kathy Wylde, President and CEO of Partnership for New York
  • Bill Rudin, Chairman of Association for a Better New York
  • John Samuelson, International President for Transport Workers Union
  • Peter Ward, President of The New York Hotel Trades Council and member of the MTA Board of Directors
  • Tom Prendergast, former chairman and CEO of MTA
  • Freddy Ferrer, former Bronx Borough President and Vice Chairman of the MTA Board of Directors
  • Reverend Dr. Floyd Flake, Former U.S. Congressman
  • David Paterson, former Governor of New York State
  • Darryl Towns, former Assemblyman from Brooklyn, and former Commissioner & CEO of New York State Homes and Community Renewal
  • James Molinaro, former Borough President of Staten Island
  • Kevin Law, President & CEO at Long Island Association
  • Steve Bellone, Suffolk County Executive
  • Mike Spano, Mayor of the City of Yonkers
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