Department of Judith

judy.jpgAt her final staff meeting, Department of Transportation Commissioner Iris Weinshall told the assembled that City Hall is still looking for a "transportation person" but has not reached a final decision. First Deputy Commissioner Judy Bergtraum will be named as Acting Commissioner until the deal is done.

Rumor has it, however, that a deal is close to being done.

  • AN

    Draft Naparstek!

  • comentz

    We need Naparstek where he is…

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Ground Control for Commissioner Tom

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A New Day at DOT

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