Ben Fried on “The Brian Lehrer Show” Today [Updated]

Ben, along with Yonah Freemark of The Transport Politic, will be on WNYC this morning to talk about Mayor Bloomberg’s transit platform. The segment should air between 10:30 and 11.

Update 10:45 a.m.: The segment is on now. 

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