Polly Trottenberg

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Polly Trottenberg
Polly Trottenberg
Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation
Assumed office
January 27, 2014[1]
Appointed byBill de Blasio
Preceded byJanette Sadik-Khan
Personal details
BornBoston, Massachusetts[2]
NationalityUnited States
Spouse(s)Mark Zuckerman[2]
ResidenceBrooklyn, New York[1]
EducationBarnard College (BA)
John F. Kennedy School of Government (MPP)[1]

Polly Trottenberg is the current Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation, appointed by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on December 31, 2013, to replace Janette Sadik-Khan.[3] Trottenberg was sworn in on January 27, 2014.[1]

Trottenberg is a board member of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, having been confirmed for a 10-year term on June 23, 2014.[1] She also serves as the chair of TRANSCOM, a coalition of 16 transportation-related agencies in the New York metropolitan area.[4]

Before her start at NYCDOT, she served as Under Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Transportation, helping to develop the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant program.[5]

Trottenberg also served as a transportation policy adviser to United States Senators Charles Schumer, Barbara Boxer, and Daniel Patrick Moynihan, in addition to holding positions with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the nonprofit Building America’s Future.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Polly Trottenberg". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved May 24, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Polly E. Trottenberg". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 24, 2018.
  3. ^ De Blasio Names Choice To Run NYC DOT - Business Insider
  4. ^ "Commissioner Polly Trottenberg". New York City Department of Transportation. Retrieved May 24, 2018.
  5. ^ Streetsblog New York - NYC's Next Transportation Commissioner Is Polly Trottenberg
  6. ^ De Blasio Picks Trottenberg to be NYC Transportation Commissioner - WNYC

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Preceded by
Janette Sadik-Khan
New York City Department of Transportation