SFMTA announces new CEO: Ed Reiskin

July 21st, 2011

Today the SFMTA announced that Ed Reiskin will be taking over as CEO. Reiskin comes to the SFMTA from the city’s Department of Public Works, where he has served as director since 2008. Before that he ran the city’s 311 center, and in the past has worked for the city of Oakland and the District of Columbia.

Reiskin is held in high regard with the board of supervisors, and has a strong working relationship with Mayor Lee from his years of working for Lee while he was city administrator.

The new CEO’s has signed a 3 year contract with a yearly salary that will be $294,000, which is $15,000 less than former CEO Nat Ford.

General Meeting: 7/18 @ SF County Fair building

July 8th, 2011

We will be holding a General Membership meeting on July 18th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the SF County Fair Building’s Garden Room in Golden Gate Park (1199 9th Ave). SFMTA’s Director of Transit John Haley will be speaking about the status of TEP, what the MTA has to gain from the new TWU250-A contract that resulted from Prop G, and member Q&A.

About John Haley:

Mr Haley started with the SFMTA in early 2010, and has 30 years of experience with transportation issues, including those at the Metropolitan Transit Authority in Houston,  the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey,  the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, and BART. See also: SFMTA Press release.