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Recommended by: New York City Mayor
Committee assignments: New York City Transit/MTA Bus, Bridges and Tunnels, Corporate Governance, Finance, Capital Program (Vice Chair)

Deputy Mayor for Operations Meera Joshi oversees New York City’s infrastructure, public realm, and climate portfolio. She is expanding open space, reducing emissions, and protecting New Yorkers from the impacts of climate change, while ensuring that the city’s infrastructure and foundational services like trash collection and drinking water are strong and reliable.    

Joshi was formerly President Biden’s nominee for Administrator of USDOT’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, responsible for interstate trucking regulation, and Chair and CEO of the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission, the nation’s largest for-hire transportation regulator. 

She was the Inspector General for New York City’s Department of Corrections, responsible for investigation of corruption at all levels of the City’s jail operations and the First Deputy Executive Director of New York City’s Civilian Complaint Review Board, leading investigations of civilian allegations of police misconduct. She served as General Manager for the New York Office of Sam Schwartz Transportation Consultants and was a visiting scholar at NYU’s Rudin Center for Transportation Policy.  

She holds a B.A. and J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.