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Jose Luis Moscovich

Jose Luis Moscovich

José Luis Moscovich has been Executive Director of the San Francisco County Transportation Authority for over nine years. He has nearly thirty years’ experience in transportation planning and engineering, including project development and oversight, environmental studies, long-range plan development, and a number of assignments in the private sector as a strategic planning consultant, and as infrastructure development advisor to Latin American cities. As Executive Director of the Authority, he spearheaded the development of the 30-year Countywide Transportation Plan for San Francisco, adopted in 2004, as well as the effort to reauthorize the local transportation sales tax, which culminated in November 2003 with a 75% vote on a new 30-year Expenditure Plan. Under his leadership, the Authority has achieved major milestones including development of the city’s activity-based travel demand model, preparation of a 30-year Strategic Plan for transportation investment in the city, completion of the environmental studies and design for the replacement of Doyle Drive (the south access to the Golden Gate Bridge,) completion of the award-winning Octavia Boulevard project, to replace the double-decker portion of the Central Freeway, completion of two feasibility studies for implementation of a bus rapid transit network in San Francisco, development of a multimodal level of service measure, and initiation of a congestion pricing study and a parking pricing study for San Francisco.In 2007, he spearheaded the effort that resulted in a $405 M commitment from the California Transportation Commission to the Doyle Drive Replacement project. He also initiated the joint effort with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission that resulted in a $59M discretionary grant in 2008 from the federal government to the Bay Area, under the Urban Partnership program. Also in 2008, the Authority was awarded the Employer of the Year award by the Bay Area Chapter of WTS.Mr. Moscovich is currently working with the California Business, Transportation and Housing Agency on a potential P3 for the second phase of the Doyle Drive project. Mr. Moscovich chaired the Self-Help Counties Coalition between 2005 and 2007. He was President of the Board of the California Transportation Foundation Board between 2006 and 2008. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Lake Arrowhead Transportation and Land Use Program at UCLA, and on the Advisory Board of the University of California Transportation Center. He holds a degree in Urban Planning from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, and a master’s degree in Transportation Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, the Transportation Research Board, and the American Planning Association.When he’s not thinking about transportation, he’s usually conducting operas. He has two commercially released CDs including a new opera which received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Contemporary Classical Composition in 2005. He is a member of the National Academy of Recording Artists.