Events for Wednesday, July 16, 2008

9:30 a.m. M.T.A.’s Long Island Rail Road Committee meeting; M.T.A. Headquarters, 347 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor Board Room. (10:30 a.m. Bridges and Tunnels Committee meets.)

11:30 a.m. Business, labor and environmental groups call for increased funding for public transportation and announce formation of new coalition; M.T.A. Headquarters, 347 Madison Ave.

11:30 a.m. Betsy Gotbaum releases report on the prevalence of false reporting of child abuse in New York City; Office of the Public Advocate, 1 Centre St.

5:30 p.m. Harlem Week kickoff reception; Gracie Mansion, East End at 88th Street.

6 p.m. Meeting on cell phone towers in residential neighborhoods; Louis Brandeis High School, 145 West 84th St.

6:30 p.m. Bill de Blasio hosts education town hall on mayoral control of schools; 209 Joralemon St., at Court Street. Events for Wednesday, July 16, 2008