Due to some scheduling difficulties, this week’s podcast may be delayed a few days, but there are plenty of other ways to hear me speak on transit in the coming days.
First up is a panel I’m on this coming Tuesday, November 19. Hosted by the Manhattan Young Democrats, I’ll be joining James Parrott, Deputy Director and Chief Economist at the Fiscal Policy Institute, Cass Conrad from CUNY and Lisa Levy from the NYC Coalition Against Hunger to discuss Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s first 100 days. Seth Barron from City & State will moderate, and Manhattan Borough President-elect Gail Brewer will be on hand too. I’ll tackle items I feel should be on de Blasio’s transportation agenda. (For a preview, check out my to-do list for our incoming mayor.) The panel kicks off at 7 p.m. at The Liberty on West 35th St. For information and to RSVP, check out the event’s Facebook page, and submit your questions right here.
Then, on Wednesday, November 20, Problem Solvers makes its fall debut at the Transit Museum. I’ll be sitting down with Randy Gregory, creator of the project 100 Ways to Improve the Subway. Gregory’s proposals, which range from subway car flooring suggestions to smell detectors to better wayfinding signs, take an inventive, practical and fancifully creative approach to improving nearly every aspect of the subway system. (Read my June coverage of his site right here.) That one kicks off at 6:30 p.m. at the Transit Museum in Downtown Brooklyn, and you can reserve tickets here. I’ll see you this week.