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Wednesday, March 6, 2013
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Nye A, 5th floor Taubman Building, 15 Eliot Street
Projjal Dutta, Director, Sustainability Initiatives, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Commentary by Andrew Brennan, Director of Environmental Affairs, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
How can riding the subway make cities greener? Projjal Dutta, Director of Sustainability Initiatives for the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority will explain how things such as "humped-tracks" train stations, reducing the weight of subway cars, and lowering electricity consumption can make considerable impacts on carbon emission. Andrew Brennan, Director of Environmental Affairs for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority will add comments and highlight the MBTA's approach to reducing carbon emissions.
This event is cosponsored by the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston, the Taubman Center for State and Local Government, the Environment and Natural Resources Program, and the Social and Urban Policy Professional Interest Council at Harvard Kennedy School.