Polly Trottenberg

Deputy Secretary
U.S. Department of Transportation

Polly Trottenberg is the Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Transportation. Previously, she served for seven years as New York City’s Transportation Commissioner. As Commissioner, she ran a complex 5,800-person agency responsible for the safe, efficient, and equitable operations of New York City’s transportation network, including 6,000 miles of roadways, 789 bridges, the nation’s largest traffic operation and parking system, the Staten Island Ferry, and extensive bicycle, pedestrian and public plaza infrastructure, as well as key initiatives in urban mobility, smart transportation technologies, and safety. Trottenberg also served in the Obama administration as the Assistant Secretary and Under Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Transportation. During her five years at the Department, she developed and implemented transportation policies to address the needs of state and local transportation agencies. Trottenberg’s additional policy and managerial experience includes her time in the U.S. Senate, where she served the Honorable Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Majority Leader Charles Schumer and Senator Barbara Boxer. Trottenberg graduated from Barnard College and received her Master's in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

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