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Futurama 2030 Speech: News Round-Up

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Map from the city’s PlaNYC web site. See more maps at Gothamist. Coverage of yesterday’s long-term planning and sustainability speech, "New York City 2030: Accepting the Challenge." Text of the speech and video (NYC.gov) Bloomy’s Vision of 2030 Foresees Nightmare of Crowding & Crumbling (Post) When a question was raised about congestion pricing — a proposed policy […]

Gov. Spitzer Transition Team Transpo Committee Named

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It includes some leading members of the congestion charging brainstrust and some big MTA reformers. Via Chuck Bennett at AMNY: Co-chairs Elliot Sander, director of NYU Rudin Center for Transportation, VP at MTA contractor DMJM Harris and former city Dept. of Transporation commisioner. (Rumored to an MTA chairman candidate) Mary Ann Crotty, former transportation advisor for […]

Thursday’s Transpo Conference: A Call for Reform

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While former Bogota Mayor Enrique PeƱalosa and DOT Commissioner Iris Weinshall got most of the attention for their keynote speeches at last week’s transportation policy conference, much of the day’s real intellectual ferment took place in the five separate breakout sessions that convened before lunch. The groups were organized as follows: Subways and Commuter Rail […]

Bloomberg Sustainability Announcement

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As we reported this morning, Mayor Bloomberg is in California with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to make a major policy announcement on a major, long-term, environmental sustainability initiative. The key components of the Mayor’s plan include: The creation of the Office of Long-term Planning and Sustainability. The undertaking of a major greenhouse gas inventory for City […]