Contributors to Engineering Gotham From Below

DerrikPeter Derrick – a transit historian who is currently working on a book about MTA’s efforts to rebuild New York’s transit network from 1982 on. Dr. Derrick earned his Ph.D. from New York University in 1979, and worked as a planner and as assistant director of a department for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority from 1982 to 1996. He is the author of “Tunneling to the Future: The Story of the Great Subway Expansion That Saved New York,” published by New York University Press in April 2001 (paperback, 2002), as well as numerous articles about mass transit. He is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University.



Mike Dermody – General Shop Shifter for the local 147 (Sandhogs)



Michael HorodniceanuMichael Horodniceanu – President of MTA capital construction







Robert Lobenstein – Former Superintendent of Power Operations for NYC transit.






Robert Paaswell – Dr. Robert Paaswell , Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering at the City College of New York serves as Director of the federally supported University Transportation Research Center (UTRC).




Jimmy Wademan – Safety Miner for the local 147 (Sandhogs)

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