DOT’s Trottenberg Calls for NYC to ‘Think Big’ About Transportation

Comments at Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce’s Newsmakers event

NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Polly Trottenberg said the city has to “think bigger” about mass transit. She made the remark during her keynote address on Thursday at the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce’s Newsmakers event.

Trottenberg said officials should consider the establishment of a system like California’s, where counties are allowed to pass their own sales taxes and use those to fund transportation.

“L.A. is building five different lines,” she said. “They’re going crazy with big, new investments in mass transit. A lot of us think that that’s what we need to be thinking about here.”

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