Trottenberg, city Department of Transportation boss since 2014, will leave the organization toward the beginning of December — with one year actually left in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s residency.
“We as a whole owe Polly Trottenberg an obligation of appreciation for her fantastic support of New York City,” de Blasio said in a proclamation.
“She is an eager and skilled community worker who has made our city more secure, more pleasant, and more available.”
As transportation official, Trottenberg helmed the city’s “Vision Zero” plan to diminish traffic fatalities, which incorporated the rollout of thousands of speed cameras over the five districts.
However while person on foot and other street passings arrived at unsurpassed lows at focuses in the de Blasio period, the city is not even close to its objective of zero passings by 2024. Traffic passings have likewise flooded since 2019.
The Massachusetts local likewise took lead on significant mass travel activities — speaking to the city on the MTA board and controlling ventures like the fourteenth Street busway, which has gotten a model for different pieces of the city.
Trottenberg, who filled in as undersecretary for strategy at the US DOT during the Obama organization, as of late played a part with President-elect Joe Biden’s change group.
“I will consistently be appreciative to Mayor de Blasio for the inconceivable occasion to serve the city I love so a lot, and particularly for the opportunity to lead the 5,800 committed community workers at DOT,” she said in an explanation.
She abandons a city with huge transportation challenges, as indicated by one advocate.
“We’re thankful for the chief’s help, and wish her well in Washington,” said Transportation Alternatives chief Danny Harris.