My popular Q-and-A series at the Transit Museum returns tomorrow night at 6:30 p.m. with a look at the MTA’s FASTRACK program. Joining me will be Larry Gould, a senior director for operations analysis in the Operations Planning Division of New York City Transit. Here’s the blurb:
While the closures for FASTRACK are brief, the planning process is extensive. As a part of the Operations Planning division, Gould helps determine what parts of the subway system can be shut down, decides when to shut them down, configures service to accommodate the shutdown and coordinates customer communications. Join the New York Transit Museum on Tuesday for another installment of Problem Solvers, a series of informal discussions that takes an intimate look at the most interesting people and topics relating to moving millions of New Yorkers in a city with a century-old transit system.
Larry Gould is Senior Director, Operations Analysis in the Operations Planning division of MTA New York City Transit where he is responsible for short term service planning for capital construction, maintenance, emergencies, contingencies and special events. A native of the Bronx, Larry attended New York University as an undergraduate and graduate school at the Northwestern University Transportation Institute. Outside of NYC Transit, Larry is executive officer of the New York Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism, an advocate for compact, mixed-use neighborhoods, and he won the Sloan Public Service Award in 2004.
We’ll be discussing all things FASTRACK. How does the MTA coordinate service outages? How does the agency inform the public? What happens during these overnights anyway? Our talk will shed some light on a process that happens largely behind closed doors and shuttered stations. The Museum asks that interested attendees RSVP at this link. I’ll see you tomorrow night.