Mayor Adams Recommends Meera Joshi to Serve on MTA Board


Deputy Mayor Joshi Has Led City’s Successful Efforts to Improve Street Safety, Create Vibrant Public Spaces

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New York City Mayor Eric Adams recently announced the recommendation of Deputy Mayor for Operations Meera Joshi to serve on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board, showcasing his commitment to providing New Yorkers with a safe, reliable, and accessible public transportation system.

Currently overseeing the Adams administration’s transportation and infrastructure portfolio, Deputy Mayor Joshi spearheads the administration’s street safety work — which helped make 2023 New York City’s second-safest year for pedestrians since Vision Zero began in 2014 — while also creating vibrant public spaces in all five boroughs and preparing the city for congestion pricing. Her MTA board nomination is subject to New York State Senate confirmation.

As per Mayor Adams, Deputy Mayor Joshi will help secure the MTA’s future and deliver a world-class, safe, reliable, and accessible transportation system to all New Yorkers. Elaborating further, Mayor Adams said that New York City’s transit system is its backbone, and once confirmed to the MTA Board, Deputy Mayor Joshi will help ensure that this backbone is stronger than ever. He thanked Governor Hochul and the partners at the MTA for their collaboration on moving New York City forward.

“Perhaps nothing impacts the smooth operations of New York more than its public transit system; it is the backbone around which our economy functions and our identity as New Yorkers is built. Supporting the MTA’s fiscal and operational wellbeing through this moment of transition would be a great honor and privilege,” said Deputy Mayor Joshi. “From delivering needed upgrades to effectively operationalizing congestion pricing, I am committed to faithfully serving the people of New York as a member of the MTA’s Board of Directors. I am deeply grateful for Mayor Adams’ nomination and look forward to the State Senate’s review.”

Prior to joining the Adams administration, Joshi was President Joe Biden’s nominee for administrator of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the agency responsible for the regulation of interstate trucking.

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