Irvine City Manager Sean Joyce has appointed Mark Linsenmayer, Deputy Executive Officer of Countywide Planning for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, to Irvine’s new Director of Transportation position. Mr. Linsenmayer’s appointment follows a national recruitment conducted by Irvine to fill a position critical to the Mayor and City Council’s priority interest of reducing traffic congestion by way of improving the flow of traffic and enhancing alternative transit options throughout the community.
Linsenmayer will oversee all aspects of transportation, including traffic management and transit planning, and serve as the staff liaison to the newly created Transportation Commission. He will develop and implement the City’s transportation initiatives, as set by the City Council, including the Active Transportation Plan promoting increased pedestrian and bicycling activities. The City’s new Transportation Department is responsible for administering and managing the City’s traffic, transportation and transit functions.
“Mark possesses the skills and experience to contribute to and advance traffic reduction strategies that are so important to the Mayor and City Council,” said City Manager Sean Joyce.
In his previous role as Deputy Executive Officer of Countywide Planning for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, he was responsible for programming and oversight of several transportation initiatives. Linsenmayer brings transportation engineering and management experience in projects and programs to his role.
Linsenmayer earned a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from UC Irvine and a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado, Denver. In addition to 20 years of experience working on finance, management and transportation-related projects, he has also served as a Board Director and Treasurer for the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition. Linsenmayer begins new role effective July 24.