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Next Transit Museum Problem Solvers Discussion to Focus on Security

May 24, 2013

On Wednesday, June 5th, at 6:30 pm, Ben Kabak of Second Avenue Subways will speak with Joseph Nugent, the liaison between New York City Transit and the New York Police Department. They will discuss counter-terrorism efforts and other security measures implemented in New York’s and other public transit systems.

Ben Kabak, the host of the Problem Solvers Discussion Series, is the founder of the blog Second Avenue Sagas. Joseph Nugent is retired from the NYPD; he has, among other degrees, a BS from St. Francis College.

The discussion will take place at the New York Transit Museum at the corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street. Admission is free but reservations, available here, are recommended.

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Transit Museum Introduces New Discussion Series “Problem Solvers” with guest Sarah Kaufman

January 23, 2012

The New York Transit Museum has announced the start of an informal discussion series, Problem Solvers, hosted by Ben Kabak, founder of the blog Second Avenue Sagas. The free series begins on Wednesday, February 1 at 6:30 pm and will take an intimate look at the most interesting people working behind-the-scenes to operate the city’s century-old transit system.

Mr. Kabak’s first guest is Sarah Kaufman, who led the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s open data program. As an innovative and pragmatic leader within the MTA, Ms. Kaufman worked to put the agency on the fast track to the digital age, collaborating with third-party software developers to improve public access to transit data. Ms. Kaufman recently joined NYU Wagner’s Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management. The hour-long program includes audience Q & A.

Problem Solvers continues on April 25th when Mr. Kabak, dubbed “The Transit Authority” by the Village Voice, will engage a second interviewee in informal conversation at the Transit Museum.

Doors open at 6 pm; program begins at 6:30. Guests are invited to explore the Museum prior to the start of the program. Light refreshments will be served.

What: Free! Problem Solvers discussion series debut

Who: Host Ben Kabak (Second Ave. Sagas) with guest Sarah Kaufman

When: Wednesday, February 1, 6:30 pm (doors open at 6 pm)

Where: New York Transit Museum, inside the subway station at the corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn. General information (718) 694-1600 or click on this link.

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