Mayor Bill de Blasio has named Margaret Forgione acting commissioner of the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT), after Polly Trottenberg left the agency in Dec. Forgione was previously the DOT’s chief operations officer, overseeing its operational divisions of roughly 5,000 employees, including those running the Staten Island Ferry, bridges, roadway repair and maintenance, sidewalks and inspection management, traffic operations, along with other planning divisions.
“Margaret Forgione has the experience and vision to build on the agency’s extraordinary reimagining of public space throughout our fight against COVID-19,” said de Blasio. “I look forward to working with her on Vision Zero street safety, accessibility, and the continued expansion of cycling and bus access.”
“Commissioner Trottenberg made historic strides in improving safety and mobility throughout her tenure and then guided us through the pandemic, safeguarding our workforce while transforming our streets to meet critical space needs,” Forgione said. “I look forward to continuing and building on this essential work to create a safe and livable street network to support the city in enduring through the pandemic and thriving beyond it.”