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Tom Maguire Named Interim Director of Transportation

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Tom Maguire at Bike to Work Day

The Board of Directors 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 15th and serve in the role until a new Director of Transportation is appointed.

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.

Tom 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 also holds a Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from UC Berkeley and a B.A. from Rutgers.

His 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. 

Please feel free to email the Board at MTABoard@sfmta.com to share your feedback about the qualities, attributes and experience you feel are important for the next Director of Transportation to possess.