2009 Leadership in Transportation Awards Will Be Presented Feb. 24 by NYU Wagner Rudin Center


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On Tuesday evening, February 24, the NYU Wagner Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management, and its Council on Transportation, will honor four transportation leaders and one regional agency with their annual Leadership in Transportation awards. The ceremony will begin at 6:00 p.m. at New York University’s Kimmel Center, Rosenthal Pavilion, 60 Washington Square South, New York, N.Y.

Among the award recipients:

  • Joan Byron, who directs the Sustainability and Environmental Justice Initiative of the Pratt Center for Community Development (Civic Leadership Award)
  • Susan Kupferman, President of MTA Bridges and Tunnels (Public Leader)
  • Robert E. Paaswel, Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering, City College of New York and Director of the federally supported University Transportation Research Center at CCNY (Lifetime Achievement)
  • Raymond Sandiford, Chief Geotechnical Engineer, Port Authority (Public Servant)
  • Select Bus Service: Bus Rapid Transit — MTA New York City Transit, jointly with NYC Department of Transportation (Public Agency)
  • Best Transportation Paper of 2008.

Sam Schwartz will deliver the introductory remarks and Anthony Shorris the welcoming remarks. Cocktails and Hors D’oeuvres will be served.

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