A Conversation with New York leaders on transit governance in the city and the region

Should We “Blow Up” the MTA*?

(*“Cuomo Wants to ‘Blow Up’ the MTA after L Train Debacle,” New York Daily News, January 8, 2019)

Moderated by

Charles Komanoff

2019 Theodore W. Kheel Visiting Fellow at Roosevelt House


Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Program 6:00 PM

Reception to follow




Please join us at Roosevelt House for a very special evening on the future of transit governance in New York and the region, featuring an extraordinary panel: Hon. Corey Johnson, New York City Council Speaker; Carol Kellermann, former president, Citizens Budget Commission and former NYC Deputy Commissioner of Finance; and Veronica Vanterpool, MTA board member and former director, Tri-State Transportation Campaign. The Roosevelt House 2019 Kheel Fellow, Charles Komanoff, will serve as moderator.


The panel discussion is a signature event of the Theodore Kheel Fellowship in Transportation Policy at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College. The late Mr. Kheel was a major advocate for public transit and saw transportation as a civil rights issue.


This evening is made possible through the generosity of The Nurture Nature Foundation.


We hope you will be able to participate in this important discussion.

Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College
47-49 East 65th Street (between Park and Madison Avenues)
New York City


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