NYU Rudin Center Hosts The Pink Tax on Transportation Event
The NYU Rudin Center hosted “The Pink Tax on Transportation: Women’s Challenges in Mobility” event on October 30th. Sarah Kaufman, Associate Director of the NYU Rudin Center, presented results from the Rudin Center mobility survey of more than 500 New Yorkers. The results showed that women pay more to ensure their safety on transportation and to fulfill trips in which they are caretakers for others. A written survey discussion will be released in early November.
The event continued with a panel of professionals working toward safety and accessibility on transportation. The panel discussed the importance of diversity in leadership, sensitivity of first responders, and innovations in mobility. Helen Rosenthal, New York City Councilwoman and Chair of the City Council Committee on Women moderated. The panelists were:
- Sally Librera, Senior Vice President, Subways, MTA New York City Transit
- Brittany Kendrick, Co-Founder, Safer-Together
- Christine Serdjenian Yearwood, Founder and CEO, UP-STAND
- Karla Gonzalez Carvajal, Leading Manager for Gender in Transport, World Bank