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Elliot G. Sander Appointed to National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Finance CommissionOn February 13, 2006, NYU Wagner Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management Director Elliot Sander was appointed to the National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Finance Commission, a United States Congressional Commission. This commission was created by the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users and enacted into law as Public Law 109-59.
Federal Funding Reauthorization and Future of Region's Transport System Are Topics of Third Annual Transit SymposiumOver 200 top-level transit industry leaders from the U.S. and abroad, federal and local government transportation officials and financial sector experts will gather at the 3rd Annual Tri-State Transit Symposium, “MegaProjects within the New York Metropolitan Region and Abroad,” sponsored by the NYU Wagner School of Public Service, and its Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management and Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems [ICIS] in affiliation with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Among the topics of discussion will be the financial constraints and reauthorization of TEA-21; the role of interagency cooperation; technology and infrastructure requirements; and lessons learned from other U.S. and foreign transit mega projects.