Dear friends of Sustainable Transportation:

The next Auto-Free New York meeting will be:

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 6-8pm

"Stop Signs: Cars and Capitalism on the Road to Economic, Social and
Ecological Decay"
Yves Engler and Bianca Mugyenyi will discuss their forthcoming book.

This a very well-rearsched book -- kind of a sequel to Jane Holtz Kay's
Asphalt Nation, published 15 years ago.

The authors promise an interesting evening -- car huggers beware!


Transportation Alternative offices
127 West 26th Street 10 Floor
Midtown Manhattan

Auto-Free New York has been meeting on a monthly basis for over two
decades to discuss ways to reduce motor vehicular use especially in the
crowded core of our city. For more info checkout

You may find the next meeting of the Regional Rail Working Group of

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 6-8pm


Hoboken Parking Utility Conference Room, Ground Floor
City Hall, 98 Washington Street, Hoboken New Jersey
Two blocks west of the Hoboken Terminal PATH Station

The discussion will continue on near term measures to increase capacity
and efficiency of the three commuter rail lines and Amtrak that serve the
NY-NJ-CT by remaking them into a regional rail system -- with frequent
service, integrated fares and through running at Penn Station. We will
focus on bringing Metro-North trains into Penn Station, even before
completion of the LIRR East Sider Access Project.

Also, the discussion will continue on "affordable" options for new Hudson
River passenger rail tunnels and practical solutions to the Portal Bridge

Time permitting other RRWG initiatives will be discussed.

The Regional Rail Working Group is an informal collaboration of transit
advocacy organizations that meet monthly to advance plans for
transforming the commuter rail lines that serve the NY-NJ-CT metropolitan
area into a truly regional rail system, with frequent service, integrated
fares and through operation. For more info checkout

Plan to attend. No need to RSVP.

Both RRWG and AFNY operate under the auspices of the Institute for
Rational Urban Mobility, Inc. (IRUM), a NYC-based not for profit

George Haikalis
President, Institute for Rational Urban Mobility, Inc.
One Washington Square Village, Suite 5D
New York, NY 10012