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Key Staff

Executive Office

Steve Heminger

Steve Heminger, Executive Director
sheminger@mtc.ca.gov
510.817.5810

Biography

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.


Alix Bockelman

Alix Bockelman, Deputy Executive Director, Policy
abockelman@mtc.ca.gov
510.817.5850

Biography

Alix Bockelman is the Deputy Executive Director, Policy for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the metropolitan planning organization for the San Francisco Bay Area. In this position, she oversees MTC’s departments responsible for

  • strategic financial planning and MTC’s management of federal, state and regional fund sources for transit, highways, roadways and other modes;
  • state and federal legislative advocacy, and public affairs and community outreach; and
  • planning, including the long range plan; transportation/land use, air quality and freight issues.

Bockelman joined MTC in 1998 and her early assignments included stints as project manager, funding liaison, transportation forecaster and multimodal program manager. In 2003 she was appointed principal analyst to oversee the region’s $18 billion transit expansion program. Two years later, in 2005, Bockelman was promoted to Director of Programming and Allocations. In this role she was responsible for overseeing MTC’s strategic financial planning and managing the distribution of more than $1 billion annually in federal, state and regional transportation funds.

Outside MTC, Bockelman is the chair of the Committee on Transportation Programming and Investment Decision-Making for the Transportation Research Board, in Washington, D.C. She also is a member of the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS), and in 2007 was named “Woman of the Year” by the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of WTS. Bockelman is a registered Professional Engineer in California, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a master’s degree in Public Policy – both from the University of California, Berkeley.


Andrew Fremier

Andrew B. Fremier, Deputy Executive Director, Operations
afremier@mtc.ca.gov
510.817.5840

Biography

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.


Senior Staff

Office of General Counsel
Adrienne D. Weil, General Counsel
aweil@mtc.ca.gov
510.817.5830
Cynthia Segal, Deputy General Counsel
csegal@mtc.ca.gov
510.817.5713
Brooke D. Abola, Senior Counsel
babola@mtc.ca.gov
510.817.5956
Matthew Lavrinets, Senior Attorney
mlavrinets@mtc.ca.gov
510.817.5872

Finance
Brian Mayhew, Chief Financial Officer
bmayhew@mtc.ca.gov
510.817.5730

Administrative and Technology Services
Mamie Lai , Director and Equal Opportunity Employment Officer
mlai@mtc.ca.gov
510.817.5860

Bay Area Headquarters Authority
Teri Green, Director
TGreen@mtc.ca.gov
510.817.5750

Electronic Payments
Carol Kuester, Director
ckuester@mtc.ca.gov
510.817.5853

Legislation and Public Affairs
Randy Rentschler, Director
rrentschler@mtc.ca.gov
510.817.5780

Operations
Melanie Crotty, Director
mcrotty@mtc.ca.gov
510.817.5880

Planning
Ken Kirkey, Director
kkirkey@mtc.ca.gov
510.817.5790

Programming and Allocations
Vacant, Director