Corinne Kisner, Executive Director, and Janette Sadik-Khan, Chair, of the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), today issued the following statement on the nomination of Polly Trottenberg as U.S. Deputy Secretary of Transportation.
Polly Trottenberg is an inspired choice for U.S. Deputy Secretary of Transportation. From managing the world’s most complex urban transportation network over the past seven years, Trottenberg knows first-hand the enormous challenges that cities face. Under her leadership, New York City implemented the country’s first Vision Zero program, redesigned hundreds of miles of streets, set lifesaving new speed limits, championed and oversaw the country’s most expansive speed camera program, built a national model for transit access on 14th Street in the heart of Manhattan, and helped the city begin to recover from the devastation wrought by COVID-19.
This first-hand experience, accomplished against the headwinds of the Trump administration’s transportation policy, combined with her expertise from years on the Hill and at the agency she will now help lead, means that Trottenberg has the opportunity and the knowledge to marry policy to need. Under Deputy Secretary Trottenberg, Secretary Buttigieg, and President Biden’s leadership, the Federal government is poised to become a true partner in creating safer, fairer, more sustainable, and more prosperous cities and transportation systems.
About the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO)
NACTO is an association of 86 major North American cities and transit agencies formed to exchange transportation ideas, insights, and practices and cooperatively approach national transportation issues. The organization’s mission is to build cities as places for people, with safe, sustainable, accessible, and equitable transportation choices that support a strong economy and vibrant quality of life. To learn more, visit nacto.org or follow us on Twitter at @NACTO.
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