SOPHIE MORGARD Directrice Generale, Syndicat des Transports d’ile-de-France (STIF)
I have only known Sophie for a short time. We met in Montreal at a meeting of the UITP Metropolitan Organizing Authorities session in 2012. On my trip to Paris for the IVM council meeting I arranged to spend a little time with her, for purposes of this site. She leads one of the most progressive, politically complex transportation agencies in Europe.
What has been your most important lesson as a city builder?
I am respectful of politicians. I always tell the truth – make sure you are not wrong – at the end they make the decisions but it’s important that they known what I think.”