The New York metropolitan region’s population is expected to grow by almost 2 million people over the next 25 years, increasing the demand for goods and services of all kinds, most of which are transported on trucks during at least part of their journey. The potential implications for traffic congestion, air quality, and infrastructure are all too clear, but similar pressures are already being felt at the region’s marine and air ports as well as rail networks.
On Wednesday, June 6, the NYU Wagner Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management will join with other prominent sponsors in presenting a conference entitled “Delivering the Goods: The Freight Needs of a Growing Population.” This conference, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., will be held at New York University’s Kimmel Center, 4th Floor, Eisner & Lubin Auditorium, 60 Washington Square South, Manhattan.
The keynote speaker will be Astrid C. Glynn, Commissioner, New York State Department of Transportation.
Journalists wishing to attend may call NYU public affairs officer Robert Polner at 212 998 2337.
In addition to the NYU Wagner Rudin Center, the conference’s sponsors include the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC), University Transportation Research Center 2, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
The event’s is being held with the co-sponsorship of NYU Wagner’s Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems (ICIS), the New York Economic Development Corporation, and the New York State Bar Association’s Environmental Law Section.