U.S. Secretary of Transportation discusses the Biden administration’s historic investments in transportation.

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Under the Biden administration, the U.S. Department of Transportation has put equity and fighting climate change at the center of its transportation policy.

Join U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday, October 18, from 3 p.m.  to 4 p.m. (ET) on Tuesday, Oct. 18, for a conversation on the Biden-Harris administration’s historic investments in transportation, which not only are designed to help combat climate change, but also to benefit historically marginalized communities. The event is co-sponsored by NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and The Century Foundation.

The conversation will be followed by a panel discussion featuring leaders in the transportation, climate, and equity fields, which will examine the ways in which policymakers can and are making meaningful progress towards a more connected, equitable, and sustainable future.


  • Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, in conversation with an NYU student

Opening Remarks/Welcome:

  • Sherry Glied, Dean, NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
  • Mark Zuckerman, President, The Century Foundation


  • Moderator: Sarah Kaufman, interim executive director, NYU Rudin Center for Transportation and adjunct associate professor of urban planning at Wagner
  • Peggy Shepard, co-founder and executive director of WE ACT for Environmental Justice
  • Sonam Velani, founder and CEO, Streetlife Ventures

Live captions and ASL interpretation will be available.                      

The event is via Zoom only. It is free and open to the public. Please register to obtain the link to watch online.


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