New Transportation Commissioner: "We Want an Urban Success Story"

Email a Friend
Polly Trottenberg, Department of Transportation Commissioner

"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.