Michael Replogle

Deputy Commissioner for Policy, New York City Department of Transportation

Michael Replogle, a globally recognized expert on sustainable transportation, was appointed in 2015 as Deputy Commissioner for Policy at New York City’s Department of Transportation (DOT). He has shaped the city’s transportation-related COVID recovery efforts, Open Streets, Vision Zero traffic safety, bike sharing and micro-mobility, and policies on for-hire vehicles, freight, curb management, vehicle electrification, autonomous vehicles, road pricing, and regional and federal transportation. He led development of the 2016 NYC DOT five-year Strategic Plan, and agency contributions to New York City’s climate action plan and OneNYC 2050 plan.

He co-founded and chaired the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) and the Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transportation (SLoCaT), leading them as they advanced sustainable transportation worldwide. In 2012, he secured a $175 billion, 10-year commitment for more sustainable transportation from the eight largest multilateral development banks. He worked with Michelin to establish the Paris Process for Mobility and Climate (PPMC) in the run-up to the 2015 Paris Climate Summit. For 17 years, he served as Transportation Director for the Environmental Defense Fund, promoting transportation policy reforms to improve air quality and public health. He holds honors degrees in civil and urban engineering and sociology from the University of Pennsylvania.