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General Election Day, Tuesday, November 5th, 2013, is almost upon us, when voters around New York City (NYC) will take to the polls to select their next Mayor. The candidates on the ballot will include: Bill de Blasio (Democratic Party nominee & NYC Public Advocate); Adolfo Carrion (Independence Party nominee & former Bronx Borough President); Jack Hidary (Independent & entrepreneur); and Joe Lhota (Republic Party nominee & past Metropolitan Transportation Authority - MTA Chair). Inspired by the University Transportation Research Center (UTRC)’s NYC Mayoral Candidates' Transportation Forum, held at Baruch College on June 19th, most every candidate issued comprehensive transportation policy plans and platforms -casting a well deserved spotlight on these important issues. Former Taxi and Limousine Commissioner/Chair and UTRC Distinguished Lecturer Matthew W. Daus conceived, organized and moderated the first and only comprehensive, objective and independent mayoral candidate forum on transportation policy issues, in an academic setting at the City University of New York (CUNY). Complete coverage of the event can be accessed at the following link:

As promised at the UTRC Mayoral Forum, the valuable ideas and positions of all candidates before, during and after the forum were carefully tracked, analyzed and set forth in not only a report we released before the September 10, 2013 primary, but also in this final General Election edition.