Mayor Ed Murray and SDOT have named Paulo Nunes-Ueno as head of its new transit division, a pro-transit addition to SDOT that will oversee multimodal infrastructure and programs (and new $45 million spending on bus service that voters approved earlier this month, for exampale).
We had the news earlier this year that SDOT was adding the $144,500 position.
Nunes-Ueno is currently the Seattle Children's Hospital Transportation Director where he oversaw the construction of a network of urban greenways around the hospital.
He was also manager of King County Metro’s Commute Trip Reduction Services Project/Program. He will start at the City on December 17, according to the mayor's office.
SDOT director Scott Kubly said this morning: “With the creation of a new Transit Division and the hiring of Paulo Nunes-Ueno, we will have the right team in place to guide our short- and long-term transit efforts."
Under the SDOT re-channelization, the transit division head will specifically oversee: transit policy, planning and procurement; transit design and construction oversight; transit operations and interagency coordination; and mobility options and parking programs that support transit.