T.A.’s Dani Simons to Join the DOT Dream Team

Dani Simons, Transportation Alternatives’ Director of Communications will be joining Bruce Schaller, Jon Orcutt and Andy Wiley-Schwartz at New York City’s Dept. of Transportation. She starts next week. No word yet on what her title will be but rumor has it that she will be helping DOT launch some sort of new blog.

Bring it on, Simons.

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