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NY Governor-Elect Cuomo Announces Transportation Transition Team

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 03:59 PM

Heavy on builders, light on planners (with the exception of NYU's Mitchell Moss).  Represented are members of the  airplane, truck, and  long distance bus industries. Missing:  advocates for biking, walking, and mass transit, unless you count real estate executive Peter Kalikow, the former MTA chief. From the press release:

Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure

  • Kendra Adams, Executive Director, New York State Motor Truck Association
  • Dave Barger, C.E.O., President and Director, JetBlue
  • Eugene Berardi, Jr., President and CEO, Adirondack Trailways
  • Lillian Borrone, Chairman, ENO Transportation Foundation
  • Martin Dilan, New York State Senate
  • David Gantt, NYS Assembly
  • Robert Gioia, former Chairman, Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority
  • Gail Grimmett, Senior Vice President, Delta Air Lines
  • Peter S. Kalikow, former Chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • Gary Labarbera, President, Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York
  • Cheryl McKissack, Recording Secretary, Women Builders Council
  • George Miranda, Vice President, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, President, Teamsters Hispanic Caucus
  • Mitchell Moss, Director, Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management, Henry Hart Rice Professor Urban Policy and Planning at New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
  • Andrew Murstein, founder, Board Member, and President of Medallion Financial Corp
  • Vincent Polimeni, Founder, President and C.E.O., Polimeni International, LLC
  • Denise Richardson, Managing Director, General Contractors Association of New York
  • Jay Simson, President, American Council of Engineering Companies of New York
  • Rodney Slater, former Secretary of U.S. Department of Transportation

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Comments [2]

Sandy Hardendorf

We (supporters of HR2156 & S971 Jason’s Law) pray that the new administration realizes that saving a microscopic percentage of the NY State budget at the expense of highway safety is completely unacceptable. High Speed Rail and larger more efficient airports are important but while we’re pledging Billions for magic bullets we’re neglecting the nuts and bolts that make our transportation system and our economy run. Closing rest areas is the second step to creating a transportation disaster. The first step is ignoring current safety issues while we plan for the future. It took a bridge collapse to make politicians realize they weren’t saving money by cutting maintaince budgets. Some things are more important than they are glamorous, go figure.

Nov. 17 2010 03:26 PM
Eric McClure

Status Cuomo.

Nov. 16 2010 11:54 PM

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