As Mobilizing the Region readers know, the tri-state area has made tremendous strides in sustainable transportation policy over the past several years, and much of that progress owes to the vision and commitment of public officials in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. In two weeks, Tri-State will honor a group of these leaders at “Remapping the Region,” our annual benefit, which will take place on November 8, from 6-9pm.
This year, the organization is hosting a true tri-state event, honoring officials and hosting guests from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
Among the honorees is Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy, whose administration has broken ground on the state’s first bus rapid transit system, made strides towards implementing commuter rail in central Connecticut, and encouraged transit-oriented development.
The organization will also honor Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer, whose city has become a national leader in progressive transportation policy through its commitment to cycling, walking, innovative parking policy, and transit.
From New York State, Tri-State will honor Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, who has shown a strong commitment to sustainable development on Long Island. As Babylon town supervisor and as Suffolk County’s executive, Bellone has been a smart growth and safe streets champion, and was a driving force behind Wyandanch Rising, a transit-oriented development.
Tri-State will also honor Kate Slevin, who worked for a decade at the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, serving as executive director from 2007-2012. Slevin is now assistant commissioner for intergovernmental and community affairs at NYCDOT.
The benefit is being held on November 8th, from 6-9pm, at Top of the Garden, 251 W. 30th St (16th floor), in Manhattan. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit tstc.org/benefit. Non-profit rates are available.