Transportation students meet with NYC transportation leaders
Students in the Transportation Students Group participated recently in the second COMTO-MIT Speaker Series in collaboration with the New York Council of Minority Transportation Officials. CEE graduate students Sam Hickey and Caroline Rose Ducas organized the April 19 event, which is an offshoot of the MIT Distinguished Speaker Series in Transportation. The COMTO-MIT Speaker Series began last year when, instead of having New York transportation officials travel to Cambridge, students traveled to New York to interact with transportation leaders there and tour some of the major NY transportation centers. Speakers included the chairman and CEO of the Metropolitan Transit Authority and the executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Tour sites included the NYC DOT Traffic Management Center, the MTA’s Rail Control Center and Power Control Center, and the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel. Download a pdf of the event schedule.