NEW YORK (June 18, 2015) – The NACTO Board is excited to welcome Los Angeles Department of Transportation General Manager Seleta Reynolds as she joins the organization’s leadership through an interim appointment. Following former NACTO Vice President Rina Cutler’s departure from her position as Deputy Mayor for Transportation and Utilities at the City of Philadelphia, the Board appointed the long-term NACTO participant to the position, which will last through the end of 2015.
“As a long-time admirer of NACTO’s work, I’m honored to join the leadership team. I look forward to supporting NACTO’s efforts to validate innovative city design and grow best practices for modern streets,” said Seleta Reynolds.
“Seleta is deeply committed to building livable streets and cities, and her impactful work in San Francisco and Los Angeles is a testament to that,” said NACTO President Ed Reiskin. “Her vision will be an asset to the NACTO Board as we continue to grow this movement for better transportation.”
“Just a year into her tenure at LADOT, Seleta Reynolds has already had remarkable success in transforming the capital of car culture into a leader in sustainable streets. With her appointment as interim vice president of the NACTO board, Seleta is uniquely positioned to bring her expertise and commitment to safer, smarter streets to cities across the country,” remarked Janette Sadik-Khan, NACTO Chair.
“Seleta has been an integral member of the NACTO network for years, making major contributions to the Urban Street Design Guide and speaking at numerous events on livable street design, added NACTO Executive Director Linda Bailey. “We’re thrilled that she will continue to play a leadership role in the organization as interim Vice President.”
As General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, Seleta Reynolds leads a multi-faceted organization with an annual budget of $526 million. LADOT’s 2,000 employees are responsible for managing over 6,500 miles of streets, 35,000 parking meters, and the most advanced traffic signal system in the country, with over 45,000 traffic lights. Ms. Reynolds is responsible for implementing Great Streets for Los Angeles, a plan to reduce traffic deaths, double the number of people riding bikes, and expand access to transportation choices for Angelinos and the region.
Ms. Reynolds has over 17 years of transportation experience throughout the United States. Prior to accepting her current position, Ms. Reynolds served as a manager in the Livable Streets sub-division at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, an Associate with Fehr & Peers consulting firm, and the Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator for the City of Oakland. She has advised transportation technology companies like WalkScore, contributed to the state-of-the-practice as an Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals Board Member, mentored young professionals through Women’s Transportation Seminar, and nurtured research on Transportation Research Board committees.