Apply now: Emerging Leaders in Transportation Fellowship

The Emerging Leaders in Transportation fellowship program aims to make transportation more efficient, effective and people-oriented through its stellar early-career employees.

In this competitive fellowship program, participants will learn from top transportation and management professionals to enhance leadership skills, communication techniques and policy work to bring innovative ideas into practice. During three half-day sessions, emerging leaders will build long-term leadership goals and will focus on developing innovative projects and ideas within an organization. Two additional sessions will include behind-the-scenes visits to major transportation facilities for hands-on learning about industry goals and challenges.

The program will take place over five half-days: October 21, 23, 28, 30 and November 4, subject to change slightly. 

Session topics will include: leadership, innovation, communications, building support for innovation, practical applications.

Sessions will include talks from and with esteemed professionals and group discussions and exercises. Participants will be expected to complete assignments between sessions, and by the program’s conclusion, should have a plan to introduce an innovative solution or concept within their workplaces.

Application Timeline:
  • June 15, 2015: Application period opens
  • July 31: Applications due
  • September 10: Fellowship class selection announcement
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  • The Emerging Fellows program is open to transportation professionals with up to 10 years of experience.
  • There is no cost for participating in the program.
  • Applicants are welcome from any location; however, we are unable to subsidize travel or lodging for participants.
  • No AICP or other continuing education credit is available for this program.

If you have questions about this program, please email

View last year’s fellowship class here.

This program is supported by a grant from the University Transportation Research Center.


What We’re Reading This Week

What we’re reading online this week:

  • In case you missed it, we’ve mapped out the history of NYC’s pride parade (link)
  • Say goodbye to the Crown Victoria; the Taxi of Tomorrow is coming  (Link)
  • NY’s bus ridership might be decreasing, but Boston’s is booming  (Link)
  • What effect will self-driving cars have on companies like Uber and Zipcar?  (Link)
  • DC aiming to be a hub for transportation innovation  (Link)
  • It takes a village to find a parking spot (in Brooklyn) (Link)
  • Philadelphia’s bikeshare is wildly popular (Link)

Photo By: Solenne Durand                                                                                              Post By: Sean Lewin

Mapping the Shifting Course of NYCs Gay Pride Parade

In a new interactive map, the Rudin Center for Transportation at NYU Wagner tracks the changing route of the Gay Pride Parade through its nearly half-century history in New York City. The evolution of the parade's course, and of the media's words to describe the major cultural event, are also shown.

The map arrives just in time for the 2015 Pride Weekend events across the city and nation. What is more, it also coincides with the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic ruling June 26 enshrining the right of same-sex marriage.

The Rudin Center map was picked up by the New York Observer’s website.

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.

Exploring challenges in transportation and infrastructure