José Luis Moscovich

Executive Vice President

Project Finance Advisory

José Luis Moscovich

José Luis is a UC Berkeley-trained transportation-engineer and planner with 30 years of experience in the development, financing and delivery of large-scale, high-profile, politically challenging transportation infrastructure programs and studies in complex urban settings. He recently retired after 12 years as Executive Director of the San Francisco County Transportation Authority, where he successfully championed public private partnerships such as the recent Presidio Parkway Project, the first transportation PPP with availability payments in California, and where he directed a $9-billion transportation infrastructure funding and delivery program.

Among his other high-profile initiatives at the Authority were the nationally recognized Octavia Boulevard project, which replaced a portion of the Central Freeway in 2005; the Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit project, to be completed in 2018; the cordon pricing feasibility study completed in 2008 and the congestion pricing initiative in Treasure Island, soon to be implemented. He was a major force behind the regional consensus on the funding plans for the Transbay Transit Center, Caltrain electrification and high speed rail projects.

A Fullbright-certified strategic planner, José Luis initiated the development of an activity-based travel demand model for San Francisco, the first in California, to vastly improve multimodal travel behavior prediction. He led the development of the first 30-year transportation plan for San Francisco as well as the first bicycle transportation plan, and spearheaded the successful local ballot measures for a vehicle license fee and for renewal of the sales tax for transportation. He chaired California’s Self-Help Counties Coalition between 2005 and 2007 and was President of the Board of the California Transportation Foundation Board between 2006 and 2008. He is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers and the American Planning Association and the Transportation Research Board and has lectured at UC Berkeley and Stanford University.