Investing in Infrastructure: Transportation and New York’s Future
May 6th, 2009, 12:03 pm
The White House Office of Urban Affairs offers hope of a new direction in federal urban policy, including that for transportation. Public transportation is critical to a sustainable future for our city and the metropolitan region, essential to integrating housing, economic development, and environmental practices and policies. What is the Obama administration doing that will help or hinder the development of the transportation system we need? How can local stakeholders ensure that the smartest investments receive federal support? An outstanding panel will answer these and other questions next Wednesday as New Yorkers face fare hikes and service cuts. Investing in Infrastructure: Transportation and New York’s Future Wednesday, May 6, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., at the Municipal Art Society MAP Reception to follow. Moderator: Kate Slevin, director, Tri-State Transportation Campaign. Panelists: Susan Bass Levin, deputy executive director, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; Linda Bailey, federal programs advisor, New York City Department of Transportation; Jeffrey Zupan, senior fellow, transportation, Regional Plan Association; Martin Robins, founding director, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, Rutgers University. $15, $10 MAS members. Purchase tickets online or call 212 935 2075.