SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency announced on Wednesday, July 10 that they picked a new interim chief until a permanent one can fill the position vacated by Ed Reskin who is retiring.

Tom Maguire, a staffer for the SFMTA for five years, was named by the board’s vice chair Gwyneth Borden and SFMTA Chair of the Board of Directors Malcolm Heinicke on Wednesday in a memo. Maguire is currently the SFMTA’s Sustainable Streets Division director where he oversees pedestrian, bicycle and parking infrastructure. He also oversees street-level improvements for the train and bus systems. 

“His broad view of the agency, breadth of experience and wise judgment were paramount in the Board’s selection of Tom to serve as Interim Director of Transportation during this critical transition. The agency must continue to move forward during this time and we hope that you will extend Tom your support and welcome him to his new role,” stated the memo.

The SFTMA is committed to finding a permanent chief, while Maguire fills the position. Maguire is set to officially start the position in August 2019 after Reskin retires.