Trottenberg on Board

Polly Trottenberg

Jan. 19, 2021 – According to Politico, the Biden transition announced a handful of second-in-command picks over the weekend, including for DOT. Polly Trottenberg, who resigned in November as head of New York City’s transportation department, will be appointed deputy Transportation secretary. She’s an experienced hand who has put in the years at DOT and on the Hill and could help fill some of the gaps in Buttigieg’s experience. And the New York connections could come in handy in the new configuration of the Senate: Trottenberg used to work for soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer , who will need to be on speed dial for Buttigieg’s DOT as the Biden administration works on infrastructure.

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