New SFMTA Director Jeffrey Tumlin

Director Tumlin has been named director of the SFMTA, after former director Reskin was asked to leave by Mayor Breed. Tumlin will start in December with the agency.

Of note, Tumlin “rebooted” Oakland’s Department of Transportation. Will he see the SFMTA as another reboot project? A new subway control system lurks in the shadows, and the last time a new one went back in 1999, the system had a meltdown. The deployment of this system will be Tumlin’s first test.