Former N.Y.C. Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg Named Deputy Secretary of Transportation

By Kurt Stolz on 22 January 2021
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President Joseph Biden named former New York City Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg to be the next deputy secretary of transportation.

Ms. Trottenberg’s appointment requires approval by the Senate.

She most recently held the position of New York City’s transportation commissioner for seven years before resigning in November. During the Obama administration, she served as assistant secretary for transportation policy and under secretary for policy at the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The U.S. deputy secretary of transportation is the second-in-command to the secretary of transportation. Pete Buttigieg, former presidential candidate and former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is the nominee for that position.

“Our nation needs a safe, equitable and environmentally sustainable transportation system that creates jobs and supports economic recovery,” Ms. Trottenberg recently said in a tweet, adding that she is “looking forward to working alongside Pete Buttigieg and the U.S. DOT team to build back better.”

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