Fri, Mar 25|
NYS CDFIs and Transportation Justice
What does an equitable commute look like in your community? Learn how the Equitable Commute Project (ECP) is working to bring transportation justice to New York City – and all of the state.
Time & Location
Mar 25, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
About the event
What does an equitable commute look like in your community? Is there reliable public transportation? Are some of your neighborhoods transportation deserts? Are major employers accessible without a car? When the COVID-19 pandemic hit New York City, many essential workers had to travel long distances with complex connections to get to their jobs – provided the buses and trains showed up. Now, the Equitable Commute Project (ECP) is working to bring transportation justice to New York City – and all of the state. Join us on Friday, March 25, from 12 noon - 1 p.m. for a webinar on NYS CDFIs and Transportation Justice. The presentation will include a presentation from Marianna Koval, Director, Invest NYC SDG | Center for Sustainable Business, NYU Stern School of Business; and Melanie Stern, NYS CDFI Coalition board member and Director of Consumer Lending for Spring Bank, the funding partner of ECP with “E-Bike Loan NYC”. ECP launched its pilot program in December, 2021, matching 15 lower-income essential workers with subsidized e-bikes in the Bronx. The project is a finalist in NYSERDA’s Electric Mobility Challenge for underserved communities, and ECP hopes to be able to demonstrate replicability outside of New York City. Please join us and find out how your community can use their model to provide access to micromobility. Transportation justice isn’t just important – it’s essential.