Whether it’s ending the epidemic of traffic fatalities or making Muni more affordable, San Francisco’s next Director of Transportation has their work cut out for them. With nearly 5,000 employees, the SF Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is overwhelmingly the city’s largest agency. As the head of the SFMTA, the Director of Transportation plays a critical role in guiding our city’s complex and intertwined transportation networks.
We want to thank Ed Reiskin for his eight years of service in this role and his commitment to improving safety for all road users as he ends his tenure this month. Now, the SFMTA Board wants your input as they begin the search for a new Director of Transportation.
As the SFMTA Board began contemplating the search process, your San Francisco Bicycle Coalition weighed in on what we believe are the qualities of a top candidate.
We believe mobility is a human right and that all San Franciscans should have access to healthy, safe, reliable and affordable transportation options. With this in mind, the next Director of Transportation must have a deep understanding of what it takes to build and maintain and safe, sustainable, and equitable transportation system while fully grasping the day-to-day operations.
We appreciate the SFMTA Board’s openness to receiving feedback, so don’t miss your opportunity to share your thoughts on the qualities you believe the next Director of Transportation should have, and what issues you want to see them address before the survey closes on August 30.