Sadik-Khan is Next at DOT

Employees at the engineering consulting firm Parsons Brinckerhoff were recently informed that senior vice president Janette Sadik-Khan will be leaving because she has been selected by Mayor Michael Bloomberg as New York City’s next Department of Transportation commissioner. She is reportedly due to start work on May 14.

Today’s Crain’s Insider reports:

Insiders say Janette Sadik-Khan will be named to head the city Department of Transportation by the end of the week. Sadik-Khan, a senior vice president at engineering firm Parsons Brinckerhoff, is viewed as the choice of transit advocates, who believe she will extend mass transit options as opposed to car-friendly projects. Michael Horodniceanu, a former DOT traffic chief under Mayor David Dinkins, was the other finalist for the post. The new commissioner’s job will be particularly challenging, given Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s ambitious PlaNYC agenda.

  • nimby pimby

    What happened to “Meet the New Boss” and the Horodniceanu Watch?

  • Huh? What? I have no idea what you’re talking about.

    Sadly, “Horodniceanu Watch” seems to have lasted for exactly one day. We’ll be retiring that category and hopefully steering clear of the gossip biz. Not our forte.

  • Angus Grieve-Smith

    What, no Sadik-Khan Watch? Or are you just waiting to see whether your sources are correct now? 😛

  • momos

    Councilwoman Gale Brewer confirmed Sadik-Khan is taking over DOT at a PlaNYC forum last night on W 68th St. Brewer said she knows Sadik-Khan well and believes she’s very pedestrian/transit oriented.

  • Why don’t we let the new commish say how she’s “oriented”? Gale Brewer ain’t Jean Dixon, after all. All these prognoses, based on nothing. Good credentials as a writer for The New York Sun, but not much else.

  • George

    Save us the axe grinding and do a little bit of reading. Sadik-Khan has plenty of work out in the public realm that shows exactly how she thinks about transportation and public space in the big city.

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