Will Carry, Assistant Commissioner for Policy

Will Carry portrait.

Will Carry joined NYC DOT in 2009 and worked in a variety of roles within the agency, including its Transit Development and Regional and Strategic Planning units, before becoming Assistant Commissioner for Policy in 2021.

Overseeing NYC DOT's Policy unit, Mr. Carry supports the Commissioner, the Chief Strategy Officer, and the agency’s divisions across a range of areas, including Vision Zero, congestion pricing, electric vehicle (EV) charging, innovation, economic analysis, equity and accessibility, and federal affairs. In particular, the Policy unit focuses on the opportunities and challenges posed by new mobility technologies and models, including autonomous vehicles, electric cars and trucks, shared mobility, and electric micromobility. The Policy unit also acts as incubator for new program ideas and has worked collaboratively with other NYC DOT units to develop the agency’s carshare, East Bronx e-scooter share, and curbside EV charging pilot projects.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Carry was the Senior Director for Special Projects within the Commissioner’s Office, where he developed the agency’s 2016 strategic plan, coordinated the agency’s input into the citywide sustainability plan, launched the agency’s Citywide Mobility Survey to better understand travel patterns and trends across the five boroughs, led engagement with the MTA on congestion pricing and other issues, and spearheaded development of NYC DOT’s EV charging vision plan. In prior roles with the agency, he led the development of the agency’s Bus Rapid Transit vision plan, project managed the 34th Street Select Bus Service project, and developed Go Smart NYC travel demand management program.

Mr. Carry holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy from Princeton University and a Master of City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was born and raised in Manhattan and now resides in Brooklyn.