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Incoming NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Names New Transportation Commissioner

Excerpt from WNYC.org

Dec 31, 2013 4:00 pm

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Trottenberg has big shoes to fill. She’s focused on mass transit in past positions and has already named outer borough service and traffic safety as two of her biggest missions. But her boss just loves cars, so expect rollback of the Bloomberg admin’s more progressive moves.

— Samantha Shankman

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The city’s new commissioner of the Department of Transportation is Polly Trottenberg, whom Mayor-elect de Blasio called “a true and patriotic New Yorker” while announcing her appointment at a press conference on Tuesday.

Speaking at the announcement, Trottenberg said her priorities would be improving outer borough bus service for underserved residents and carrying out de Blasio’s ‘Vision Zero’ traffic fatality goal.

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