The NYU Wagner Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management today announced the names of those chosen to receive its prestigious “2008 Annual Leadership in Transportation Awards.” Included among the four recipients is New York City’s mayor, Michael R. Bloomberg.

These distinguished individuals and agencies have, in the eyes of the Rudin Center and its Council on Transportation, demonstrated outstanding leadership in advancing the quality and efficiency of the transportation system in the New York metropolitan area.

The award winners include:

Public Leader Award: Honorable Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor, New York City. Civic Leadership: Jonathan Orcutt, New York City Department of Transportation (formerly with Tri-State Transportation and Transportation Alternatives). Public Agency: MTA New York City Transit, for its SmartCard pilot program. Public Servant: James Clifford Greller, Hudson County Improvement Authority.

The NYU Wagner Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management will present the 2008 Annual Leadership in Transportation Awards on February 7, 2008. The ceremony will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at New York University’s Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, New York, N.Y.

Media coverage is invited.

The mission of the NYU Wagner Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management is to provide the tools for strengthening institutions and leadership within and across all modes of transportation, and for encouraging innovative thinking, discourse, and action on urban transportation policy, regionally, nationally, and internationally. Established in 1996 at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School for Public Service, the Rudin Center is led by Allison L. C. de Cerreño, Ph.D., who is its Director. With a team of Visiting Scholars drawn from both the transportation and academic communities, the Rudin Center conducts research and conferences, provides education and training, and promotes and supports key policy networks in the field of transportation policy and management. For more information, please visit

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