SAN FRANCISCO — The Board of Directors of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) yesterday named Tom Maguire as Interim Director of Transportation, replacing Ed Reiskin who leaves the agency next month.
Maguire will hold the interim position starting on August 14th and serve in the role until a new Director of Transportation is appointed. “Tom’s broad view of the agency, breadth of experience and wise judgment were paramount in the Board’s selection of Tom to serve as Interim Director of Transportation during this critical transition,” said Board Chairman Malcolm Heinicke.
Maguire currently serves as the SFMTA’s Director of the Sustainable Streets Division. He has spearheaded the agency’s Vision Zero efforts to reengineer the city’s streets to end traffic fatalities.
He oversees staff which operates, engineers, designs and plans the city’s traffic, parking, pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure and provides transit security and parking enforcement. Maguire joined the SFMTA in October 2014 after serving as Assistant Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation. In this capacity, he managed Bus Rapid Transit, sustainability and resiliency programs among many others. He holds a Master’s degree in City Planning from UC Berkeley and a B.A. from Rutgers.
The SFMTA Board intends to move swiftly and thoughtfully to select a permanent successor. The general public is welcome to send an email to the Board to provide feedback on what they’d like to see in the next director: MTABoard@sfmta.com.
Established by voter proposition in 1999, the SFMTA, a department of the City and County of San Francisco, oversees the Municipal Railway (Muni), parking and traffic, bicycling, walking and taxis. With five modes of transit, Muni has approximately 700,000 passenger boardings each day. Over 1 million people get around this city each day and rely on the SFMTA to ensure safe and reliable travel by transit, walking, bicycling, taxi and driving.