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Michael Replogle

Title: Deputy Commissioner for Policy, NYC DOT
NACTO Title: Speaker, Designing Cities Conference
Michael Replogle

Michael Replogle was appointed Deputy Commissioner for Policy at the New York City Department of Transportation in June 2015, where he develops strategy and advises the Commissioner and City on transportation issues. He managed development of an agency-wide strategic plan and the transportation element of the City’s greenhouse gas mitigation plan and helps manage various initiatives including Vision Zero efforts to eliminate road-crash related deaths and serious injuries, as well as freight and parking strategy, resiliency, and shared mobility.

Replogle is co-founder and chairman of the Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) Foundation, which links multilateral development banks (MBDs), UN agencies, and NGOs. With SLoCaT, he helped foster and monitor implementation of a $175 billion commitment for more sustainable transport from the 8 largest MDBs and to mainstream sustainable transport in global climate and sustainable development policy.

Replogle served as Managing Director for Policy, President, and Founder of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, and oversaw growth of that non-profit corporation to a staff of 80 and a budget of $10 million, advancing better urban public transport, walking, cycling, and planning world-wide.

As Transportation Director for the Environmental Defense Fund, he shaped transportation laws and advised city and national agencies on planning, transport management and finance, and environmental analysis, including extensive work in New York, Mexico City, Portland, and other metro areas. He was transportation coordinator for Montgomery County, Maryland, where he led comprehensive planning, travel forecasting, and growth management efforts. He holds undergraduate civil engineering and sociology degrees and an MSE in civil and urban engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He has lectured widely at leading universities and conferences and was cited by Bloomberg Businessweek as a leading global expert on transportation.