Meeting of the Minds Conference: The Innovations We Need for More Sustainable Cities
New People: Moving Balance in San Francisco with speaker Jose Luis Moscovich, Executive Director, San Francisco
County Transportation Authority.
The presentation is followed by a Q&A session.
Meeting of the Minds is a two-day leadership conference convened by the University of California, Berkeley College of Environmental Design, with the support of Toyota. The conference focus is on the new technologies, emerging urban designs and cleaner fuels.
Jose Luis Moscovich
Jose Luis Moscovich, has been Executive Director
of the San Francisco County Transportation
Authority for over six years. He has twenty seven
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
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 for the replacement
of Doyle Drive, completion of the multiple
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.
Mr. Moscovich is the current chair of the
Self-Help Counties Coalition.
He is also Chair of the California Transportation Foundation Board, and he serves on the Advisory Board of the Lake Arrowhead Transportation and Land Use Program at UCLA. 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.