Sources Say…

Michael_Primeggia_NYC_DOT.gifDOT Commissioner Kate Ascher: "It’s not happening. It’s not possible. That information is incorrect."

DOT Commissioner Joan McDonald: "It’s a very complicated agency, a huge bureaucracy with lots of moving parts and serious work to be done. If they took someone who has been here before, already had knowledge of the agency and who has a flexible approach and is sympathetic to pedestrian, traffic-calming and livable streets issues, that’d be ideal. That’s Joan."

DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan: "She’d be great and if it were offered and if she were really given a mandate, I bet she’d take the job, though, you’ve got to think it would be a serious pay cut." 

DOT Commissioner Emily Lloyd: Sources aren’t saying anything! 

DOT Deputy Commissioner for Traffic Operations Michael Primeggia (above): "He still makes all of the decisions. You might disagree with some of them but he takes things seriously and works hard. He’s not a bureaucrat."

  • Sounds like the “sources” are closely connected with Primeggia!

    Read: “It doesn’t matter who the commish is, Primy calls the shots!”

  • Bartles

    Ian – that *has* generally been the case for the past 6+ years.

  • Oh come on 2009, get here sooner!

    How many days left on the retirement countdown calendar, Dr. P?

  • Obsessed

    This whole obsession is completely pointless and boring, and your “sources” are just rumor-mongers.

  • Retroman

    Joan McDonald would be an excellent choice, as would former First Deputy Tony Fasulo. Perhaps viewing them as a team would be the best solution. They both have a wonderful relationship with Mike P. Boy, with the two of them and Mike, DOT would be the Top Agency in the City.

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