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MTA’s 20-Year Vision (New Date)

Event Public Works
February 29th, 2024
9:00am - 11:00am
11 West 42nd Street, New York, NY, USA

Jamie Torres-Springer joined the MTA in 2021 as President of MTA Construction & Development. He is responsible for better, faster and cheaper delivery of the MTA's $55 billion capital plan through innovative management of construction work for subways, buses, commuter railroads, bridges and tunnels. Prior to joining the MTA, Mr. Torres-Springer served as Commissioner of New York City's Department of Design and Construction (DDC), the agency responsible for delivering infrastructure and facilities across New York City government.

Note: Due to forecasted snow in New York City, this event was postponed from Tuesday, February 13th to Thursday, February 29th.

Join us for a breakfast roundtable on the MTA’s 20-Year Needs Assessment with Jamie Torres-Springer. 

In late 2023, the MTA unveiled extensive plans to modernize New York City’s public transit over the next two decades. These visionary projects include expanding rail service in equity areas with initiatives like the Interborough Express (IBX) and the 2nd Avenue Subway Extension. The plans also encompass improving aging transit infrastructure through station accessibility upgrades, network climate resiliency, and the implementation of Communications-Based Train Control.

We will hear from Jamie Torres-Springer, President of MTA Construction and Development, who will discuss the agency’s vision for capital improvements in the coming years.

How will a fully funded and modernized transit system support a thriving and growing New York City?

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Guest & Accessibility Policies

Urban Design Forum promotes conversations between invited civic leaders, designers, developers, and advocates. This event is open to Forum Fellows and their guests.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully.

  • The venue will have an entrance and elevators that are ADA-accessible.
  • This event will offer amplified sound.
  • If you’re not feeling well, please stay home. Face masks are encouraged, particularly if you have been recently exposed to colds, flus, or other illness. If you have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days, a high-quality, well-fitting face covering is required at all times.
  • Please refrain from wearing strong fragrances to accommodate guests with allergies or environmental sensitivities.
  • If you have additional needs, we will do our best to accommodate. Please contact rsvp@urbandesignforum.org.
About Public Works

Public Works is a new discussion series to drive civic dialogue around new and forthcoming built environment projects in New York City. Throughout the year, we invite government officials and private sector leaders to present design and development initiatives that shape the public good.  Our goal is to create an open and collegial venue for deeper conversation between the public sector and our network of civic leaders building, caring for, and maintaining our city.

Continuing Education

Urban Design Forum is now an AIA CES provider. If there are other continuing education credits you are interested in receiving, please contact Miranda Bellizia, Director of Member Engagement, miranda@urbandesignforum.org.

This event has been approved for 2 AIA CES LUs.

Image Credit: MTA, Urban Design Forum

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