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Symposium: The Future of Urban Transportation

This symposium will gather some of the leading scholars and practitioners in the transportation field for a discussion of the forces shaping the future of urban transportation -- and the strategies for managing transportation systems to address these changes. The event is being held in honor of the contributions of Robert E. Paaswell in honor of his 70th Birthday.

Preliminary Agenda

12:30 - 1:00: Registration

1:00 - 1:30 pm – Welcome

    • Dr. Gregory H. Williams, President, City College of New York
    • Dr. Neville Parker, Dept. of Civil Engineering, City College
    • Dr. Joseph Berechman, Dept. of Economics, City College

1:30 - 2:45 Drivers of Change in the Urban Transportation System
Moderator: Dr. John Falcocchio, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Polytechnic University

    • Dr. Martin Wachs, RAND Corporation
    • Dr. Michael Meyer, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
    • Dr. Genevieve Giuliano, Senior Associate Dean for Research and Technology, University of Southern California

2:45 - 3:00: Coffee Break

3:00 - 3:45: Keynote Address: Jay Walder, McKinsey & Company
Introduction: Peter Derrick, Bronx Historical Society

3:45 - 5:00 Managing the Transportation Systems of the Future
Moderator: Dr. Allison L. C. de Cerreño, Director, NYU Wagner Rudin Center

    • Dr. Isaac Takyi, New York City Transit
    • William Millar, President, American Public Transit Association
    • Cheri Heramb, Commissioner of Transportation, City of Chicago*
    • Dr. Will Recker, Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of California, Irvine

                *invited

5:00 - 5:30 Recap and Concluding Remarks

    • Dr. José Holguin-Veras, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    • Dr. Joseph Berechman, Professor and Chair, Department of Economics, CCNY

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