Auto-Free New York/vision42 Working Group Meeting: “Why Regional Rail Should be a Top Transport Priority for NYC’s Next Mayor”
As NYC gears up to select a new Mayor, transportation issues often get lost in the sea of other important issues. Yet the Mayor has substantial power to influence public transit policy, even for services not directly under city control. Especially important to the economy and sustainability of the city are good rail links that connect the city and its suburbs. For many years, The Institute for Rational Urban Mobility, Inc (IRUM) has been advocating making better use of the three commuter rail lines–the sleeping giant of regional mobility–that converge on the city, by remaking them into a coordinated Regional Rail system, with frequent service, integrated fares and through-running.
This month’s working group meeting will feature a presentation by George Haikalis, President of IRUM.