Traffic Mitigation Commission Public Hearings Announced

As part of its statutory mandate, the 17-member New York City Traffic Congestion Mitigation Commission is conducting a series of public hearings to be held in each borough, on Long Island, and in Westchester County. The purpose of the hearings is to take testimony from the public, and to obtain and review information and proposals regarding traffic congestion. While these hearings are sure to be excruciating and Commission Chair Marc Shaw has noted that he’s not a huge fan of the public process, it will probably be extremely important for people who want to see a greener, less gridlocked future for the New York Metropolitan region to make their voices heard at all seven meetings:

Persons wishing to present pertinent testimony to the Commission at any of the above public hearings should complete and return the enclosed reply form as soon as possible. It is important that the reply form be fully completed and returned so that persons may be notified in the event of emergency postponement or cancellation.

Oral testimony will be limited to five (5) minutes’ duration. In preparing the order of witnesses, the Commission will attempt to accommodate individual requests to speak at particular times in view of special circumstances. These requests should be made on the attached reply form or communicated to the Commission as early as possible. In the absence of a special circumstance, witnesses will be scheduled in the order in which reply forms are postmarked.

Westchester County Center

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

6:00 PM

198 Central Avenue, 2nd Floor Meeting Rooms G-H

White Plains, NY

Hofstra University

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

6:00 PM

Room to be determined

Long Island, NY

Hunter College – Kaye Theater

Thursday, October 25, 2007

6:00 PM

East 68th Street Between Park & Lexington Avenue

York College Performing Art Center

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

6:00 PM

94-20 Guy R Brewer Blvd Between Liberty & Archer

Queens, NY

Hostos Community College

Main Theatre "C" Building

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

6:00 PM

Corner of 149th & Grand Concourse

Bronx, NY

New York City Tech Klitgord Auditorium

Thursday, November 1, 2007

6:00 PM

285 Jay Street

Brooklyn, NY

College of Staten Island – Williamson Theater Center for The Arts

Monday, November 5, 2007

6:00 PM

2800 Victory Boulevard, Building 1P

Staten Island, NY

The form can be downloaded here and it must be returned as soon as possible to:

Andrea Miles-Cole

New York City Traffic Congestion Mitigation Commission

47-40 21st Street – 9th Floor

Long Island City, NY 11101


Phone 212 383-7234

Fax: 718 482-6686