Problem Solvers With Ben Kabak: Hurricane Sandy

December 5, 2012   6:30 pm   
New York Transit Museum
130 Livingston Street (btwn Boerum Place and Court Street)
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Ben Kabak will speak with Thomas Abdallah and James Ferrara in a special “Problem Solvers” discussion focusing on Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath.  They will analyze the transit system’s preparation for and response to the storm, and how the city needs to prepare for future natural disasters.

James Ferrara, MTA Bridges and Tunnels President, oversees seven bridges and two tunnels connecting the five boroughs of New York City, including the R.F.K., Throgs Neck, Bronx-Whitestone, Henry Hudson, Verrazano-Narrows, Cross Bay Veterans Memorial and Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Bridges, and the Queens Midtown and Brooklyn-Battery Tunnels.  He joined the Transit Authority in 1977.  As Operations Superintendent at the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel on the morning of September 11, 2001, he was widely praised for his response.

Thomas Abdallah, New York City Transit Chief Environmental Engineer, is the leading voice for sustainability at MTA New York City Transit.  In 1999, he helped his department become the first public entity in the United States to create a long-term Environmental Management System plan and receive ISO 14001 certification.

Ben Kabak is a leader in the city’s transportation discussion and the creator of the blog Second Avenue Sagas.