Weinshall Leaving for CUNY Job

The City’s Transportation Commissioner, Iris Weinshall, is leaving for a job with CUNY.

Her last day is April 13th.

A statement from Weinshall, wife of Senator Chuck Schumer, is after the jump.

– Azi Paybarah

STATEMENT FROM DOT COMMISSIONER IRIS WEINSHALL

“It has been an honor and a privilege to spend more than 2 decades serving the city of New York. During the last seven years we have taken great strides towards making our streets safer for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists, rehabilitating our historic and iconic bridges, bringing our famed Staten Island Ferry into the 21st century and balancing the many demands on the public space we all share.

I would like to thank the 4,500 men and women who work tirelessly to keep this city moving, and I would like to thank my friend and mentor Mayor Michael Bloomberg for his innovative spirit and unwavering support. I look forward to the challenges that lie ahead and to continuing to serve the city and the people of New York in my new role at CUNY.