It's Transportation Week on the Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 issues in 30 Days." See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.
Robert Sinclair Jr., manager of media relations at AAA New York, kicks off "transportation week" with a discussion of how the city needs to balance the preferences of drivers over cyclists and pedestrians.
Then, Rachel Weinberger, director of research and policy strategy for Nelson\Nygaard, a transportation consulting firm, talks about the issues facing and the tools available to the next mayor in managing NYC's roads. She served as advisor on PlaNYC and is the co-editor ofAuto Motives: Understanding Car Use Behaviors (Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2011).
A markup hearing is scheduled today for the House Republicans' transportation bill. Andy Clarke, president of the League of American Bicyclists, Robert Sinclair Jr., manager of media relations at AAA New York, and Sean McNally, vice president of communications and press secretary for the American Trucking Associations, explain how the bill would affect pedestrians, cyclists, drivers, and truckers.