Michael Replogle to present 2017 VTC Distinguished Lecture

March 30, 2017

Michael Replogle, Deputy Commissioner for Policy at the New York City Department of Transportation will present the 2017 Alan M. Voorhees Distinguished Lecture on Tuesday, April 11. He will discuss, “Safe, Green, Smart and Equitable Transportation for New York City.” The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will be held at the Governor James J. Florio Special Events Forum, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. 33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ.

The New York City Department of Transportation manages 6,000 miles of streets, 789 bridges, and bike network of over 1000 miles, 13,000 traffic signals, 300,000 streetlights, and 200 million linear feet of road markings.  The City’s mobility system is challenged as New York sets new records for population, employment, tourism, and construction activity.  In response, the City’s Department of Transportation recently released a new 5-year strategic plan showing how it is responding to growth in mobility and advancing its vision of a safe, sustainable, equitable, and efficient transportation network. This is focused on protecting and maintaining core assets, improving travel choices for underserved communities and all New Yorkers, and managing streets and curb space more effectively with new technologies.

Michael Replogle, Deputy Commissioner for Policy at NYC DOT, will discuss the strategic plan and its implementation. He will touch on how the City is developing data-driven freight and parking policies, exploring policy frameworks for shared, electric, and autonomous mobility, and advancing Vision Zero, with a goal of eliminating road-crash-related fatalities and serious injuries.

Appointed Deputy Commissioner for Policy in June 2015, Michael Replogle manages NYCDOT’s Policy Team, where he develops strategy and advises the Commissioner and City Hall on a broad array of transportation issues to advance the OneNYC sustainability agenda of Mayor Bill de Blasio. He is shaping many key initiatives in traffic safety, freight, parking, shared streets, smart traffic management, autonomous vehicles, and shared mobility, and helps manage the City’s work with federal and regional agencies.

Replogle co-founded and chaired the Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) Foundation, which advanced sustainable transport in global climate, finance, and sustainable development policy. Replogle founded and helped lead growth of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy to a staff of 80 and a budget of $10 million, advancing better urban public transport, walking, cycling, and planning world-wide. As Transportation Director for the Environmental Defense Fund, Replogle advised city and national agencies on transport, finance, and regulation, following a decade of growth management work for Montgomery County, Maryland.

The Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center is a national leader in the research and development of innovative transportation policy. Located within the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, the Center brings to bear the full array of resources of a major research university on transportation issues of regional and national significance. The Bloustein School has established national and international reputations for excellence in educational and research programs in the areas of urban planning, urban studies, public health, and public policy.


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