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New post After Bumpy Week, SFMTA Director Ed Reiskin Announces Resignation

April 29, 2019

By Nuala Sawyer : sfweekly – excerpt

Ed Reiskin plans to step down when his contract ends in August. After an unfortunate week full of broken down trains, understaffing, and defective doors, the leader of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency announced his plan to resign. Ed Reiskin sent an email to employees of the SFMTA … (more)


Chief of troubled Muni system to step down in August, under pressure from mayor

By Rachel Swan : sfchronicle – excerpt

The head of San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency is stepping down amid the fallout from a 10-hour meltdown that choked the city on Friday, drawing anger from City Hall.

“The employment agreement I have with the SFMTA Board of Directors ends in August, and it’s become clear that this is the right time for a change,” Ed Reiskin wrote in a note to colleagues on Monday. He said he will resign this summer, shortly before his contract expires.

His announcement coincided with a scorching letter from Mayor London Breed — the latest in a series of missives to the city’s main transit board — calling for a national search to find a new director… (more)

Reaction of many today upon hearing the news:

OMG! I keep rereading this because I still think I’m in a dream or an altered state!

Now, the next challenge! WHO will replace Reiskin to run the MTA! Remember, it’s not just MUNI. Julie K has the MUNI piece. Let’s see how long that lasts!

In the meantime, we can celebrate!

Now we need to replace the SFMTA Board!

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