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  • Bike Sharing and Shared Mobility

    WHEN: Friday, November 15, 2019 9:00 am

    The panel discussion will teach about issues associated with bike sharing from municipalities that have implemented bike sharing programs.  Attendees will learn about best practices in bike sharing including how to appropriately size programs, where to locate bikes, markets that might use bikes to replace auto trips and other relevant issues to employing successful bicycle programs.  There will also be a session on the broader issue of shared mobility and the various modes that shared mobility encompasses such as bikes, micro-transit and ride hailing services.


    1. PANEL: Bike Sharing Programs in Suburban Municipalities (9:00 am – 10:15 am)

    Naomi Klein, Director of Transportation Planning, Westchester County Department of Public Works & Transportation, Moderator

    Kevin Kain, Director of Planning & Sustainability, City of New Rochelle

    Karen Pasquale, Advisor to the Mayor, City of White Plains

    Tom Soyk, Deputy Commissioner/City Transportation Engineer, City of White Plains

    Jason Baker, Director, Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, City of Yonkers

    Dana Levenberg, Supervisor, Town of Ossining

    Victoria Gearity, Mayor, Village of Ossining

    1. Keynote Address (10:15 – 10:30) – Westchester County Executive George Latimer
    2. Panel Discussion (10:30 am – 10:50 am)
    3. Break (10:50 am – 11:00 am)
    4. Shared Mobility Workshop (11:00 am – 12:00 pm)

    Gerry Bogacz, Planning Director, NYMTC


    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits: pending

  • Planning for Alternative Energy Solutions

    WHEN: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 12:00 am

    The Westchester Municipal Planning Federation and the Hudson Valley East Section of the APA NY Metro Chapter will host a panel discussion on implementing alternative energy solutions in the context of the natural gas moratorium. The discussion will cover battery storage for homes and businesses, geothermal heat pumps, and solar. Topics will include barriers to installation, state and local regulations, and municipal board considerations. Panelists will include regulators (NYSDERDA), architects, and industry representatives (ConEd).

    This event is free for members of the APA-NY Metro Chapter and members of WMPF.  There is a $40 fee for individuals who are not personal or organizational members of WMPF or APA-NYM.

    The program will be held at: Warner Library, 121 North Broadway, Tarrytown, NY (accessible by Bee-Line Bus, Hudson Link, MetroNorth. Bike racks on-site. Off-street and on-street parking available.)


    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits: pending

  • New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) Annual Meeting

    WHEN: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 11:15 am - 1:15 pm


    Keynote Speaker:

    Shailen Bhatt

    President and CEO
    ITS America

    How New Mobility Technologies are
    transforming the Movement of People,
    Data, and Freight

    RSVP Link:

    Webcast Link:




    Council Secretary Ron Epstein, New York State Department of Transportation

    Council Permanent Co-Chair Paul A. Karas, Acting Commissioner, New York State Dept. of Transportation
    Council Outgoing Co-Chair Laura Curran, Nassau County Executive

    Jose M. Rivera, P.E., Executive Director

    Shailen Bhatt, President & CEO, ITS America

    E. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION (Reserved for registered speakers on a first come, first served basis. Each speaker will be asked to limit remarks to no more than three minutes.)


    1. ACCEPT:  February 27, 2018 Meeting Synopsis

    2. ADOPT: Resolution #2019-1 –   Council Adoption of the State Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Unified Planning Work Program.

    3. ADOPT: Resolution #2019-2 –   Recognition of Service as NYMTC Co-Chair by Laura Curran, Nassau County Executive

    4. CONFIRM:   New York City Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg as the Council Incoming Co-Chair for 2019-2020



    Event Type: Lecture
    CM Credits:

  • Regional Planning Panel Discussion

    WHEN: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Please join the APA NYM Transportation Committee for a panel discussion on regional planning challenges and opportunities in the New York City metropolitan area. Hear from the Regional Plan Association and the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council on their recently released regional plans, followed by a moderated discussion led by the NYC Department of City Planning. Light snacks will be provided. 1.5 CM credits pending.

    RSVP required for building security –

    Please note the new location. Event will be held at AECOM’s offices at 125 Broad St, 15th Floor


    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits: 1.5 pending

  • AICP What to Expect session

    WHEN: Monday, September 26, 2016 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    The November 2016 AICP Exam is about two months away! If you’re taking the exam, now is time to start gathering your study resources and getting familiar with the exam topics if you haven’t already. The NY Metro Chapter is pleased to offer the following exam assistance:

    AICP “What to Expect” Session

    Monday September 26th 7:00pm

    Big Apple Room
    440 Park Ave S,
    New York, NY 10016

    Please join us for an overview of what you can expect on the AICP exam, a discussion of study materials, and hear from Chapter members who have recently passed the exam. Meet other exam takers and sign up for study groups. Light refreshments served.

    Please RSVP to Professional Development Officer Alex Wallach, AICP at by Friday, September 23.


    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits: