MTC Executive Named to Key Federal Transit Post

Wed July 01, 2009 - West Edition
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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) June 5 named Therese W. McMillan as its deputy administrator, the No. 2 job at FTA. McMillan, who has been a member of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) staff since 1984 and has served as the commission’s deputy executive director for policy since 2001, assumed her new post in Washington, D.C., on June 30.

“The chance to work for the Obama Administration as part of the FTA is unbelievably exciting,” commented McMillan. “I am prepared to take on this new responsibility because of the rich and unparalleled experience that has been afforded me in my career at MTC. I am truly grateful to our commissioners, to Executive Director Steve Heminger, and to the wonderful MTC staff for all their support. I look forward to a great new relationship with FTA in Washington.”

“Therese’s combination of intelligence, experience and judgment,” observed MTC Chair and Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty, “has been an invaluable resource during my years on the commission. She has great energy and a terrific ability to bring people with competing interests together and establish common ground. The skills she brought to her work at MTC, with the Bay Area’s complex mix of transit agencies operating in urban, rural and suburban communities, and her experience balancing limited funds with seemingly unlimited needs will serve her well in Washington. Therese will be deeply missed by all of us throughout the region who have benefited from her professionalism and expertise, grace and friendship. We congratulate her and wish her the very best as she leaves MTC for an incredible opportunity and we look forward to working with her in this new role.”

MTC Executive Director Steve Heminger echoed Haggerty’s comments, noting, “Therese has been a leader in charting a clear regional policy direction that combines the commission’s planning and financing missions. Her departure is a big loss for MTC but a huge win for the FTA.”

MTC is the transportation planning, funding and coordinating agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.




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