Michael A. Carroll, P.E., the City of Philadelphia’s Deputy Managing Director for the Office of Transportation and Infrastructure, has been appointed to the SEPTA Board of Directors. Mr. Carroll’s appointment was approved by Philadelphia City Council, and he has been sworn in by SEPTA Board Chairman Pasquale T. Deon Sr.
“We are happy to welcome Mr. Carroll to the Board,” Deon said. “Mr. Carroll is a creative and nationally respected leader with more than 25 years of experience in transportation. He will help us greatly in our mission to serve riders in the city and throughout the region.”
Mr. Carroll’s appointment is for a five-year term, through Sept. 1, 2022. He fills one of the two City of Philadelphia-appointed seats on the SEPTA Board.
As Deputy Managing Director for Philadelphia’s Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems
(oTIS), Mr. Carroll leads oTIS staff in developing strategies and implementing policies to build a safe and equitable multi-modal systems across Philadelphia’s diverse and vibrant neighborhoods.
Mr. Carroll coordinates and sets the policy direction for critical functions, including the
Streets Department (both Transportation and Sanitation), the Philadelphia Water Department, as well as the newly created Office of Complete Streets. His oversight includes infrastructure systems that are made up of more than 9,500 transit stops, 2,575 miles of street, 320 bridge structures, 450 lanes miles of bike facilities, 1,000 Indego bikes and 100 Indego stations, and 6,500 miles of sewers and water mains.
Mr. Carroll also coordinates with internal city departments, external agencies such as SEPTA, PennDOT, Amtrak, and the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, as well as with policy makers on the local, state, and national levels.
Deputy Carroll graduated with a Bachelor degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Cornell University and proceeded to earn Master’s degrees in Transportation Engineering and Transportation Planning from the University of Berkeley.