DOT Commissioner Update

JanetteSadikKhan.jpgSources say that Janette Sadik-Khan (left) is a top candidate to replace Iris Weinshall when she resigns on April 13. Sadik-Khan met with Deputy Mayor Dan Doctoroff this week to talk about the job.

A senior vice president at Parsons Brinckerhoff and former Director of the Mayor's Office of Transportation for New York City during the Dinkins Administration, Sadik-Khan would be an ideal candidate for the job, though, to be successful in the post it is clear that she would need a strong reform mandate from the Mayor and the political cover to shake things up.

Sources are also saying that Judith Bergtraum (right), DOT First Deputy Commissioner and a key Weinshall aide (she's also the daughter of local education legends Murry and Edith), has been ruled out as a possible replacement for Weinshall.