Commissioner Elliot Sander
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)
Commissioner Elliot G. Sander is the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) of New York, where he oversees the largest public transportation network and toll authority in North America. Comprised of 7 agencies, the MTA has approximately 70,000 employees, an annual operating budget of $10 billion, and a $22 billion five-year capital budget. Mr. Sander has over 30 years of experience in the public, private, and academic sectors, where he has specialized in organizational “turn-arounds”, managing large capital projects and programs, and developing and implementing progressive transportation policy. He is chair of the American Public Transportation Association’s Transit 2050 Vision Task Force. He is a graduate of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown, and is a product of the New York City public school system.