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Massive Conference On Transportation Crisis Facing NYC

by Maibe González-Fuentes

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer will host a first of its kind conference on the transportation challenges facing Manhattan and deliver a major speech on October 12th, 2006 at 8:45 AM at Columbia University's Alfred Lerner Hall. The conference, "Manhattan on the Move: A Transportation Agenda for a Growing City," will bring together more than 300 policy experts, business, civic and community leaders, and local residents to discuss possible solutions for Manhattan's pressing transit problems.

Enrique Peñalosa, the former Mayor of Bogotá, Columbia will serve as the keynote speaker. Mr. Peñalosa is credited with leading Bogotá through some of the most progressive transportation reforms in the world. Other speakers will include Iris Weinshall, Commissioner of NYC Department of Transportation, and Kathryn Wylde, President and CEO of the Partnership for NYC. Discussion groups will be led by Gene Russianoff, staff attorney of the NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign; Bruce Schaller, Principal of Schaller Consulting; Ethel Sheffer, President of the American Planning Association; Paul Steely White, Executive Director of Transportation Alternatives; Ernest Tollerson, Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives Partnership for New York City; and Robert Yaro, President of the Regional Plan Association.

WHEN: October 12th, 2006 at 8:45 AM

WHERE: Columbia University's Alfred Lerner Hall. Roone Arledge Auditorium, West 115th St. and Broadway

Maibe González-Fuentes is Press Secretary to Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer

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