Andrew Fremier is the executive director of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), overseeing a consolidated staff of some 380 who support both the transportation planning, funding and coordinating agency for the San Francisco Bay Area and the council of governments for the region’s nine counties and 101 cities and towns. Among many other responsibilities, MTC and ABAG jointly develop and update the Bay Area’s long-range transportation, housing and land-use plan, which guides the agencies’ policy and investment decisions. The current plan, known as Plan Bay Area 2050, was adopted in 2021 and identifies 35 strategies to make the region better connected, more affordable, healthier and more economically vibrant.

In addition to serving as the chief executive for MTC and ABAG, Mr. Fremier leads several affiliated agencies. These include the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA), which was established by the state Legislature in 1998 and is now responsible for administration of all toll revenue from the Bay Area’s seven state-owned toll bridges. This includes funding day-to-day bridge operations, structure maintenance and rehabilitation, dozens of highway and transit projects in the toll bridge corridors, and operating support for several Bay Area transit services.

Other agencies within Mr. Fremier’s leadership portfolio include the Bay Area Housing Finance Authority (BAHFA), which was created by the Legislature in 2019 and is authorized to place revenue measures on the ballot in the nine Bay Area counties to support the production and preservation of affordable housing and the protection of current tenants; the Bay Area Infrastructure Authority (BAIFA), a joint exercise of powers authority formed to plan, develop, fund and operate freeway Express Lanes; MTC-SAFE, which manages the Freeway Service Patrol fleet of roving tow trucks and a network of emergency roadside call boxes; and the Bay Area Headquarters Authority (BAHA), a joint powers authority formed in 2011 for the acquisition, redevelopment, operation and management of the San Francisco building that now houses MTC, ABAG, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission.

Before his 2023 selection by the Commission to serve as executive director for MTC and ABAG, Mr. Fremier had worked since 2005 as a deputy executive director. Prior to joining MTC, he had a 20-year career at the California Department of Transportation, during which he led the Toll Bridge and Highway construction program, guided development of the successful Toll Bridge Seismic Retrofit Program and served as Chief Deputy District Director for Caltrans District 4.

Mr. Fremier is a licensed engineer in California and the current president of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.