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Bruce Schaller

Title: Principal, Schaller Consulting
NACTO Title: Speaker, Designing Cities Conference

Bruce Schaller is the former Deputy Commissioner for Traffic & Planning at the New York City Department of Transportation. His responsibilities included development, installation and operation the City’s street infrastructure of traffic signals, street lights, traffic signs, roadway markings, on-street metered parking, municipal off-street parking facilities and DOT’s Traffic Management Center.  His responsibilities also included development and implementation of DOT’s innovative, world-class program to enhance the city’s bus, bike, pedestrian and truck networks, including the implementation of the transportation elements in Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC and key initiatives in DOT’s Sustainable Streets Strategic Plan. Other key areas of responsibility were implementation of innovative technologies for traffic management, parking management and driver information, and clean fuel initiatives. From June 2007 through 2011, Mr. Schaller served as DOT’s first Deputy Commissioner for Planning & Sustainability, spearheading implementation of key PlaNYC initiatives including Select Bus Service (SBS), innovative parking pricing policies, public space planning including the DOT’s Plaza Program; neighborhood planning studies; and publication of the Department’s annual Sustainable Streets Index. Prior to coming to DOT, Mr. Schaller consulted for public, private and non-profit groups on transportation policy and operational issues, and worked for MTA New York City Transit and several New York City agencies. A 30-year resident of Brooklyn, Mr. Schaller has a Master’s in Public Policy from the University of California at Berkeley and a BA from Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio.