Janette Sadik-Khan

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Janette Sadik-Khan serves as the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation.

Sadik-Khan has implemented an ambitious program to improve safety, mobility and sustainability throughout New York City, and ensure a state of good repair on all the Department's roads and bridges. In April 2008 the Agency published its Strategic Plan, Sustainable Streets. Projects highlighted in that plan include the first Select Bus routes for NYC, the NYC Plaza Program, the creation of Broadway Boulevard in midtown Manhattan, the addition of 200 miles of on-street bike lanes, car-free summer streets and weekend pedestrian walks.

Before joining the NYCDOT, Sadik-Khan was a Senior Vice President of Parsons Brinckerhoff, a leading international engineering firm. She handled the U.S. transit market and was the founding president of Company 39, a communications consulting company. She previously worked in Washington D.C. as the Deputy Administrator at the Federal Transit Administration, where she managed the capital construction budget and federal assistance programs and policies. Prior to her tenure in Washington, Sadik-Khan served as the Director of the Mayor's Office of Transportation and as Special Counsel/Legislative Director at NYCDOT.