"This is going to involve culture change and personal responsibility for all of us” says Polly Trottenberg, new NYC Department of Transportation Commissioner. She talks to Brian Lehrer about the "Vision Zero" efforts to curb traffic deaths, how ticketing will be "a new priority" for the NYPD, and how her agency is responding to the snow. As of Thursday morning, they've filled 117,000 potholes.
Responding to the CBS story that Mayor de Blasio's motorcade was seen speeding and running stop signs, Trottenberg did not comment, but said public officials and regular New Yorkers alike "are going to have to take a look" at how they drive. Trottenberg also offered no specifics about where and how the CitiBike bike share program may expand, but confirmed it is a priority, and that she will hold meetings with the City Council to explore the next phase.
On @deblasioNYC SUV caught speeding, Trottenberg defers on comment, but says "all of us are going to have to take a look" at how we drive.— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) February 21, 2014
New @NYC_DOT commissioner says the agency has filled about 117k potholes (as of this morning)... "They can fill one in a minute or two."— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) February 21, 2014
.@NYC_DOT Commish Trottenberg doesn't get specific on which intersections will be redesigned, but says focus on "major arterial" streets— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) February 21, 2014
On CitiBike expansion, Trottenberg says "we are looking at what phase 2 might be" but no specifics on where/when. "Our goal is to expand."— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) February 21, 2014