State of Transport: SF's New Director of Transportation Jeffrey Tumlin
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Jeffrey Tumlin was recently appointed by Mayor London Breed to run the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority (SFMTA). The SFMTA has more than 6,000 employees, an annual budget of $1.2 billion, and roughly 714,000 passengers each day.
What is the current state of our public transport infrastructure? What is Jeff's vision for its future? How might the City's transport be affected by emerging technologies like driverless cars? Why does it cost so much when your car is towed??
The SFMTA is in charge of ALL public ground transportation in the City including Muni, Buses, Biking, and Parking. All of it!
So if you have thoughts and questions about Muni, Bus lines, bike paths, parking stuff etc... come on by to meet the new leader of this large and important part of our City's life.
About the SFMTA:
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is a department of the City and County of San Francisco responsible for the management of all ground transportation in the city. The SFMTA has oversight over the Municipal Railway (Muni) public transit, as well as bicycling, paratransit, parking, traffic, walking, and taxis. We serve San Francisco by creating transportation options that are constant, practical and everywhere; we connect people with their community to enhance the economy, environment and quality of life. We operate today's transportation system and work with our partners to plan the transportation system of tomorrow.
The SFMTA is governed by a Board of Directors who are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. The SFMTA Board provides policy oversight, including budgetary approval, and changes of fares, fees, and fines, ensuring representation of the public interest.
Our story is unlike any transportation agency in the country. Established by voter mandate in 1999, the SFMTA aggregated multiple San Francisco city agencies, including the Department of Parking and Traffic, Muni, and since 2007, the Taxi Commission.
About Jeff Tumlin:
Jeffrey Tumlin is the former director of strategy at Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates, a San Francisco-based transportation planning and engineering firm that focuses on sustainable mobility. Previously he served as Interim Director of the new Oakland Department of Transportation. For more than twenty years, he has led station area, downtown, citywide, and campus plans, and delivered various lectures and classes in 20 U.S. states and five countries. His major development projects have succeeded in reducing traffic and CO2 emissions by as much as 40%, and accommodated many millions of square feet of growth with no net increase in motor vehicle traffic. These projects have won awards from the U.S. General Services Administration, Institute of Transportation Engineers, American Planning Association, American Society of Landscape Architects, Congress for the New Urbanism, and Urban Land Institute. He is the author of Sustainable Transportation: Tools for Creating Healthy, Vibrant and Resilient Communities (Wiley, 2012).
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