Barbara Gray’s commitment to innovation drives her work as General Manager of Transportation Services in the City of Toronto. As Deputy Director of the Transportation Department in Seattle she led the development of the first city-wide Pedestrian Master Plan and Complete Streets policy and oversaw daily operations for policy, planning, and right of way management. She launched the plan to include a public realm activation program, a Project Coordination Office and a 24/7 Transportation Operations Center.
Barbara joined the City of Toronto in late 2016 and has since successfully led the implementation of the King Street Transit Pilot, which was subsequently approved for permanency in March 2019, the City’s renewed Vision Zero 2.0 Plan, the launch of Automated Speed Enforcement, and the transition of the School Crossing Guards Program. Her current projects include a comprehensive review of winter services, Toronto’s involvement in the Complete Streets policy-initiative, the roll-out of the Ten Year Cycling Network Plan, and pivotal pilot projects including congestion management initiatives. She is committed to a focus on building equity into decision making, improving multimodal design and leveraging technology and data to drive better project outcomes.