Statement by Darnell Grisby on his Appointment to the California Transportation Commission

Contact: Edie Irons, [email protected], 510-334-1344 

On Friday, March 19, 2021, TransForm’s Executive Director Darnell Grisby was appointed by Governor Newsom to the California Transportation Commission (CTC). The CTC is responsible for programming and allocating funds for all major transportation infrastructure in the state, and advising on transportation policy and planning. After the announcement, TransForm released the following statement from Mr. Grisby:

"Thank you to Governor Newsom for entrusting me with this responsibility. I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to serve all Californians as a CTC Commissioner.

"California’s transportation system helped us create one of the most robust and diverse economies on the planet. Now, as we emerge from the worst of the pandemic, we can create an even brighter future. California can create a just recovery that ensures another generation of the California Dream. Much like before, our transportation system will play a pivotal role.

"Together, we will show the rest of the nation, and the world, what a transportation system can do for the people and the planet. I look forward to working with the rest of the CTC commissioners and staff, legislators, and other stakeholders, to ensure our transportation system meets the needs of our time."