Statement of ITS America President and CEO Shailen Bhatt on Selection of Polly Trottenberg as Deputy Secretary of Transportation

“ITS America applauds Polly Trottenberg’s nomination as Deputy Secretary for Transportation. She has a depth of experience and understanding for how technology plays a key role in reducing the epidemic of deaths on our roadways, improving congestion, cutting greenhouse gas emissions from the sector, and creating an equitable 21st century transportation system.

“Polly and I have worked closely together at U.S.D.O.T. under President Obama and during her tenure as NYCDOT Commissioner, and ITS America was privileged to have her as a board member. After her confirmation, we look forward to working with her, Secretary designate Buttigieg, and the DOT team to move toward ITS America’s vision of a better future transformed by intelligent mobility – one that is safer, greener, and smarter.”

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