Capital New York:
Transportation commissioner Polly Trottenberg firmly believes New Yorkers need more in the way of public lavatories than the city's Starbucks, hotel lobbies and McDonald's can provide.
Today, during a City Council hearing on the transportation department's budget, Trottenberg said she's not giving up on a Bloomberg-era plan to install 20 public toilets in New York City.
"I think we really need to get that done and it's something we’re going to focus on," she told the Council.
“One thing I’m certainly interested in is getting the rest of the public bathrooms that are in the contract up and built," she said. "And I’ve actually asked our team at D.O.T. to figure out how we expedite that."