Polly Trottenberg

New York Subway Coronvairus

New York City Reopens Today. How Will People Travel?

The last of the ten economic regions in the Empire State opened for Phase One on June 8. Transportation planners fear massive traffic congestion as residents and workers may abandon the subway due to concerns about being infected by the coronavirus.

June 8, 2020 - The New York Times

New York City Cabs

State Politics Threaten New York City Speed Camera Programs, Protests Ensue

Speed cameras have somehow become an even more contentious issue in New York.

June 24, 2018 - Politico

Self-Driving Car

Wanted in the Autonomous Vehicles Debate: A Place at the Table for Local Authorities

How much should the federal government involve local authorities in crafting autonomous vehicle regulations? Officials in New York say they aren't being included enough.

June 15, 2018 - Route Fifty

Crosswalk Button

Giving Pedestrians a Head Start on Safety

Traffic signals at more than 2,000 intersections in New York City now have a pedestrian head start, making them the "unsung heroes" of Vision Zero.

November 30, 2017 - The New York Times

New York Subway

NYDOT's New 'Mobility Report': Subway Booms While Bus System Busts

The first "New York City Mobility Report" released under the leadership of New York Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg finds two sides of transit coin.

June 11, 2016 - StreetsBlog NYC

New York City Mayor Overrides Community Board on 'Boulevard of Death' Bike Lane

After the local community board removed a protected bike lane from its plans for the redesign of Queens Boulevard, Mayor Bill de Blasio restored it, under the premise of saving lives.

May 15, 2016 - New York Daily News

Brooklyn Queens Streetcar Hopes to Learn from D.C. Streetcar's Mistakes

The long-awaited opening of the D.C. Streetcar on Feb. 27 brings time for reflection on Mayor Bill de Blasio's proposed $2.5 billion Brooklyn Queens Connector, part streetcar, part light rail. D.C.'s line took a decade of planning and construction.

February 29, 2016 - The New York Times

Crosswalk no daylight

Staten Island Hasn't Seen the Good Side of Vision Zero

The early results of New York City's far reaching Vision Zero initiative to reduce traffic fatalities to zero has produced positive results—everywhere except Staten Island.

December 24, 2015 - SI Live

Citi Bike Rack

The United States' Top Large City for Biking Is...

Portland (top city in 2012)? Minneapolis (top city in 2010)? No, it's the Big Apple! New York City leaped from #7 in 2012 to the top spot this year for cities with populations of 100,000 or greater.

September 8, 2014 - StreetsBlog NYC

Successor to Sadik-Khan Announced

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has announced that Polly Trottenberg, the third-ranking official at the US Department of Transportation, will become the next Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation. She's got big shoes to fill.

January 1, 2014 - WNYC: Transportation Nation

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