Northeast Queens Transportation Panel: Buses, Subways, LIRR, Access-a-Ride, Clean Fuels, Fair Fares, Tolls, Congestion Pricing

"2007 – A Transit Odyssey" (Legislative Forum): Buses, Subways, LIRR, Access-a-Ride, Clean Fuels, Fair Fares, Tolls, Congestion Pricing

Moderated by: City Council Finance Committee Chairman David Weprin


  • MTA CEO/ Executive Director Elliot Sander
  • State Senator Frank Padavan
  • Assembly Member Catherine Nolan, member, Public Authorities Control Board
  • Assembly Member Mark Weprin
  • City Council Environmental Protection Committee Chairman James Gennaro
  • City Council Transportation Committee Chairman John Liu
  • Amalgamated Transportation Union No. 1056 President Ed Figueroa

Sponsored by: Northeast Queens Jewish Community Council (NEQJCC), Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care & Rehabilitation, UJA-Federation of New York, Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty (Met Council), Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater New York, Queens Civic Congress, The Samuel Field/Bay Terrace Y, Queens Region Hadassah

Program Chairs: William Rapfogel ("Met Council") & Corey Bearak (NEQJCC)


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