Meet the New DOT… Again

Members of the Department of Transportation "Dream Team"

Nearly nine months after her appointment, the alternative weekly newspaper City Hall notes that there’s someone new in charge at New York City’s Department of Transportation and, guess what? She’s taking a different approach to the job than her predecessor.

Monday’s profile of DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan also introduces some of the, umm, new members of her "Dream Team," Bruce Schaller, Jon Orcutt and Andy Wiley-Schwartz.

While Sadik-Khan’s actual quotes are pretty mild and the accompanying photo, above, includes some notable faces from Old DOT, City Hall, like New York magazine a few weeks ago, describes the bike commuting commish as a "revolutionary."

"The team I put together for sustainability weren’t just transportation
advocates before they came to work for the administration," Sadik-Khan
said. "They were experts in understanding the dynamism of our transport
network and seeing opportunities where some may have seen unmanageable

She said the key was to be revolutionary. "It’s a
vision for the future that’s not dictated by how things have been done
in the past," she said.

Photo: City Hall