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.

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