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New SFMTA Director Hired From Nelson\Nygaard

Transit advocates in California this week celebrated the hire of Jeffrey Tumlin, previously a principal with transportation consultant Nelson\Nygaard, as the new director of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.
November 15, 2019, 7am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"San Francisco’s transportation board has named a new chief: a high-profile outsider who has pledged to fix the subway, fill the bus driver shortages and bring order to an agency now famous for chaos," reports Rachel Swan.

That new hire, who still must be confirmed by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's (SFMTA) board, is Jeffrey Tumlin, a resident of San Francisco and a highly respected figure in transportation planning circles.

"Tumlin began his career managing the parking program at Stanford University, and went on to found Oakland’s Department of Transportation. He’s known in policy circles for taking bold ideas and making them achievable," according to Swan.

Swan notes that Tumlin's new job is considered thankless, and the SFMTA has been beset by controversy and public frustration for as long as anyone can remember, and especially lately. The article provides a lot more detail about Tumlin's background, professional accomplishments, and aspirations for the new job.

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Published on Thursday, November 14, 2019 in San Francisco Chronicle
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