Meet the New Boss

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Multiple sources say that Mayor Bloomberg has chosen Urbitran Chairman and CEO Michael Horodniceanu as New York City’s next transportation commissioner. Iris Weinshall’s last day on the job will be Friday, April 13. No word yet on when the official announcement will be.

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