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December 7, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
As the world changed with the pandemic, the transit system changed with it. There were more cars, bikes and scooters on the road and massive improvements were made to existing systems. Over the last year or so we have been slowly returning to the city and state and we want to talk about what it looks like now from a transportation perspective. This event will bring together experts across sectors to assess the current state of New York’s transportation systems, break down recent legislative actions, and look towards the future of all things coming and going in New York.
When the pandemic hit New York in the spring of 2020, ridership in the city’s transportation system shut down by 90%. Subways were overwhelmed with homeless people, buses were empty, streets were closing. In the months since, the government began to urge New Yorkers to get back on the subways and buses with safety and cleaning protocols in place. Leaders urge that the last year and a half has been a time of improvement with smart new technology improving the transit system, NYC ferries, e-bikes and scooters. What does the future of public transit look like going into the Winter and 2022 and what will happen to all of the public-private projects that had been planned or started?