Steve Heminger, Executive Director
Steve Heminger is Executive Director of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC). MTC is the regional transportation planning and finance agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. It allocates more than $1 billion per year in funding for the operation, maintenance and expansion of the Bay Area’s surface transportation network.
Since 1998, MTC has served as the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) responsible for administering all toll revenue from the seven state-owned bridges. BATA has a “AA” credit rating and has issued over $9 billion in toll revenue bonds to finance bridge, highway, and transit construction projects over the next several years. MTC also functions as the region’s Service Authority for Freeways and Expressways (SAFE) and operates a fleet of 80 tow trucks and 2,600 roadside call boxes to assist motorists in trouble. In addition, MTC manages the FasTrak electronic toll collection system, the Clipper universal fare card program for public transit and the popular 511 traveler information telephone number and web site.
Mr. Heminger was appointed by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to serve on the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission, which helped chart the future course for the federal transportation program. As chairman of the Toll Bridge Program Oversight Committee, Mr. Heminger also oversaw construction of the new East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge — the largest transportation project in California history. In addition, he is Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Mineta Transportation Institute and a member of the Executive Committee for the Transportation Research Board.
Mr. Heminger received his Master of Arts degree from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgetown University.
Ann Flemer, Deputy Executive Director, Policy
Ann Flemer is the Deputy Executive Director, Policy for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the metropolitan planning organization for the San Francisco Bay Area. In this position, Ann oversees MTC’s departments responsible for
Ann has worked in public transportation planning, policy and finance at MTC since 1982, and served from 2001 until July 2009 as the Commission's Deputy Executive Director for operations. She also has managed interagency programs to improve transit accessibility, marketing, employee development, and fare and schedule coordination; the region’s transportation program for elderly persons and persons with disabilities; the region’s welfare to work transportation program; and the allocation of regional, state and local funds to local project sponsors and transit agencies.
Ann received her bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies from UCLA and her master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from UC Berkeley.
Andrew B. Fremier, Deputy Executive Director,
Andrew Fremier is the Deputy Executive Director of the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) and Deputy Executive Director, Operations, of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), a sister agency to BATA. In his BATA role, Fremier supervises administration of all toll revenue for the Bay Area’s seven state-owned toll bridges: Antioch, Benicia-Martinez, Carquinez, Dumbarton, Richmond-San Rafael, San Francisco-Oakland Bay and San Mateo-Hayward. In his MTC role he oversees the Highway and Arterial Operations and the Travel and Coordination Information sections.
Under Fremier’s direction, BATA funds the bridges’ day-to-day operations, maintenance and administration and participates in joint oversight of the Toll Bridge Seismic Retrofit Program, including construction of the new East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
Prior to joining BATA, Fremier served as the Chief Deputy District Director for the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), District 4. A licensed civil engineer, Fremier held a variety of positions during his 20 years at Caltrans, including leading the Toll Bridge and Highway construction program and developing the Toll Bridge Seismic Retrofit Program.
Fremier holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
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