NYU Rudin Center Hosts 13th Annual "Excellence in Transportation" Event

The NYU Rudin Center hosted the 13th annual Excellence in Transportation event on April 26th, 2023. It was the first such in-person event since 2020, and hosted in a stunning open office space at 80 Pine Street.

It was an honor to have Michael Rudin, Senior Vice President of Rudin Management Company, speak about his family's commitment to the future of New York City.

Janno Lieber, CEO of the MTA, shared his optimistic insights about the MTA's work and opportunities ahead.

The evening culminated with a gorgeous 25-minute performance of "A Marvelous Order," a new opera about the iconic battle between Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs over the fate of New York City.

The NYU Rudin Center is grateful for our generous supporters, who make it possible for us to continue our mission of advancing transportation policy and management through research, public forums, and preparing students. It was a night filled with great conversations, laughter, and meaningful connections.


Photos by Don Pollard

Michael Rudin and Janno Lieber
Michael Rudin, Senior Vice President, Rudin Management Company, and Janno Lieber, Chairman and CEO, MTA
Bill Rudin & Sarah Kaufman
Bill Rudin, Co-Chairman and CEO, Rudin Management Company, and Sarah Kaufman, Interim Executive Director, NYU Rudin Center for Transportation
"A Marvelous Order" performance
"A Marvelous Order" performance
Dave Ullman, Nivardo Lopez, Marie-Therese Dominguez, Tiffany-Ann Taylor, and Tom Wright
David Ullman, Assistant Secretary to Governor Kathy Hochul for Transportation; Nivardo Lopez, Deputy Secretary to Governor Kathy Hochul for Transportation; Marie-Therese Dominguez, Commissioner, New York State Department of Transportation; Tiffany-Ann Taylor, Vice President for Transportation, Regional Plan Association; and Tom Wright, President and CEO, Regional Plan Association
Sarah Kaufman kicks off the program
Sarah Kaufman kicks off the program
JannoLieber & Midori Valdivia
Janno Lieber, Chairman and CEO, MTA; and Midori Valdivia, Founder and Owner, Midori Valdivia Consulting
Quemuel Arroyo, Rachel Cohen & Shanifah Rieara
Quemuel Arroyo, Chief Accessibility Officer, MTA; Rachel Cohen, Director, Systemwide Accessibility, New York City Transit; & Shanifah Rieara, Senior Advisor for Communications and Policy, MTA