SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The Bay Area Council today issued the following statement following the announcement by Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) Executive Director Steve Heminger that he will be retiring in February 2019.
“Throughout his career leading MTC, Steve Heminger has been a tireless and steady force working to address the Bay Area’s considerable transportation challenges,” said Jim Wunderman, President and CEO of the Bay Area Council. “His contributions are indelibly etched not only in the many signature projects, like construction of the new Bay Bridge and expansion of the Caldecott Tunnel, but the many hundreds of other large and small projects across the region that daily benefit millions of commuters.
“Steve’s real lasting legacy will be the regional approach he brought to funding and building transportation projects and programs,” Wunderman said. “He recognizes the power of moving past parochial interests and leveraging the collective might of the entire Bay Area to improve our regional transportation system.
“Steve also understands how critically important a well-functioning transportation system is to the Bay Area’s economy and always engaged with the business community to figure out how we could stretch our transportation dollars farther, squeeze more efficiency out of what we have and find innovative solutions to key transportation problems. We’re grateful to Steve for all he has done for our region and we’re looking forward to continuing our work with him in the months before he leaves.”
About the Bay Area Council
The Bay Area Council is a business-sponsored, public-policy advocacy organization for the nine-county Bay Area. The Council proactively advocates for a strong economy, a vital business environment, and a better quality of life for everyone who lives here. Founded in 1945, the Bay Area Council is widely respected by elected officials, policy makers and other civic leaders as the voice of Bay Area business. Today, more than 300 of the largest employers in the region support the Bay Area Council and offer their CEO or top executive as a member. Our members employ more than 4.43 million workers and have revenues of $1.94 trillion, worldwide. Learn more at www.bayareacouncil.org.