Another Big Hire at DOT

Jon Orcutt will be stepping away from his job as executive director of the Tri-State Transportation Campaign to go work at the New York City Department of Transportation as Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan’s Senior Policy Advisor.

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Jon Orcutt Appointed as DOT Senior Policy Advisor

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File under: Totally unimaginable just a few months ago. Following the appointment of Bruce Schaller as Deputy Commissioner for Planning and Sustainability, Jon Orcutt is DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan’s second high profile hire since taking over the agency. Stay tuned for one or two more big appointments. Kate Slevin will be taking over as Tri-State […]

Meet the New DOT… Again

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Members of the Department of Transportation "Dream Team" Nearly nine months after her appointment, the alternative weekly newspaper City Hall notes that there’s someone new in charge at New York City’s Department of Transportation and, guess what? She’s taking a different approach to the job than her predecessor. Monday’s profile of DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan […]

Cities Are Doin’ It for Themselves

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Between Chris Christie’s decision to wind down construction on the ARC tunnel and the fare-hiking aftereffects of Albany’s political malevolence/incompetence, it was a rough week for sustainable transportation in the New York City region. Governors and legislatures may call a lot of the shots when it comes to transportation policy, but thankfully not all of […]

Jon Orcutt and Bruce Schaller Are Moving on From NYC DOT

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Two key architects of change at NYC DOT are moving on after seven years with the agency. DOT Traffic and Planning Commissioner Bruce Schaller departed at the end of May, and DOT Policy Director Jon Orcutt announced on Twitter yesterday that he will be leaving next week. Orcutt and Schaller were two of former DOT chief […]

City Promises $5M in Ped Safety Improvements at Mural Opening

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The mother and grandfather of James Rice. With weeping family members and the ghostly, smiling images of three boys watching over them, city officials and elected representatives joined 100 community members on a Brooklyn street corner Tuesday evening to pledge "Not one more death."   State Senator Velmanette Montgomery, Assembly member Joan Millman and representatives […]

New York City Sets in Motion America’s Largest Bike-Share System

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Five years ago, the New York City Department of Transportation signaled its interest in creating an extensive bike-share system “to accommodate a wide range of potential short trips.” Now New Yorkers have that system at their fingertips. With today’s launch of Citi Bike, there’s a new travel option in the mix — 6,000 bikes at 330 […]