April Forum: Transportation

March 27, 2013

Transportation is such an integral part of our lives that it’s easy not to think about it.  That’s why we’re taking a magnifying glass to it for our April forum!  We’ll be examining many different aspects of transportation and looking at ways they can each improve as we move forward.  We hope you’ll join us! . This forum is free and open to the public! . Date:  Wednesday April 17, 2013 Time:  6:30pm – 8:00pm Place:  GE Monogram Design Center, 150 E 58th St., New York, NY 10155 . NOTE:  Though our event will not begin until 6:30, our very gracious host has asked us to invite our attendees to arrive as early as 6:00pm to enjoy the food and drink they provide! . Click here to register! . Our speakers will include: . Noah Budnick, Deputy Director, Transportation Alternatives Noah Budnick is the Deputy Director of Transportation Alternatives. He oversees T.A.’s political strategies to improve and increase walking, biking and public transit in New York City. He’s played a key role in bringing public input to the City of New York’s long-term sustainability plan, PlaNYC, and has built lasting relationships with the public health community, engaging them in work to prevent injuries and promote physical activity through better design of New York City’s streets and other public spaces. Noah is T.A.’s senior staff and is also the chair of the board of directors of the Alliance for Biking & Walking, the North American coalition of state and local bicycle and pedestrian advocacy groups, and a board member of the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative. He was recently honored with a Revson Foundation Fellowship at Columbia University. . Joseph Cutrufo, Communications Associate, Tri-State Transportation Campaign Joseph joined the Campaign in 2012 and handles Mobilizing the Region, TSTC.org, online advocacy campaigns and social media while keeping tabs on the latest transportation news in the Tri-State area and beyond. Prior to joining TSTC, he was program coordinator with WalkBoston in his native Massachusetts. A passionate advocate for sustainable transportation with a background in communications and the arts, Joseph holds an M.A. in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. . Emmanuelle Humblet, Sustainability and Adaptation Planner, VHB Emmanuelle Humblet is currently working as a Sustainability and Adaptation Planner for VHB, an east coast consulting firm that provides integrated transportation, land development, and environmental planning services. She is a LEED® accredited professional and one of the firm’s thought leaders in the field of sustainability. She specializes in incorporating sustainability into traditional planning projects for airports and universities. She has worked on sustainability projects at a number of Airports across the country, including Boston-Logan, San Francisco, Nashville, Ithaca, and Stewart Airport. Ms. Humblet also was a lead author for the U.S. Green Building Council’s guidebook on campus sustainability planning, entitled “Roadmap to a Green Campus.” . Mark Simon, Director of Alternate Fuel Programs, NY City Department of Transportation Mark Simon has served as Director of Alternate Fuel Programs for the NY City Department of Transportation since 1997. He designs and manages 40 million dollars in federal grant programs to promote clean vehicle programs in the public and private sectors. His program experience is with electric vehicles, natural gas and biogas vehicles biodiesel and ethanol. Prior to that, he worked at the NY City Department of Environmental Protection on air quality, environmental impact analysis, mobile source programs as well as alternate fuels. Mark has an MS in Public Administration/ Environmental Planning from New York University and a BA from Earlham College.”