Panel Discussion: The Roads Taken and Not Taken: Robert Moses and Transportation

A distinguished panel of transportation experts will examine Robert Moses’s legacy of roads, bridges, tunnels and highways in the context of today’s transportation and transit agenda, stressing strategies for addressing the city’s current traffic problems and future demand for expanded and improved mass transit. Panelists will include

  • Richard Ravitch, former chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • Gene Russianoff, senior counsel for NYPIRG’s Straphangers Campaign
  • Elliot G. "Lee" Sander, recently appointed executive director and chief executive officer, Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • Hon. Iris Weinshall, New York City transportation commissioner

The panel will be moderated by Robert Yaro, president, Regional Plan Association.

  • Steve Faust

    One battle not yet won is the failure to complete the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. The bridge was designed for bicycle and pedestrian paths and the space for them is still there. The City Planning study of 1997 found that installing the 2 paths would cost only $26 million.

    It’s been over 40 years since the bridge replaced the Bay Ridge Ferry, when are we going to complete the Verrazano?

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