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Deputy Executive Directors

Alix Bockelman (left) and Andrew Fremier
Alix Bockelman (left) and Andrew Fremier

Alix Bockelman, Deputy Executive Director, Policy

Office: (415) 778-5250

Email: abockelman@mtc.ca.gov

Alix Bockelman is the Deputy Executive Director of Policy for MTC and oversees departments responsible for:

  • Strategic financial planning and MTC’s management of federal, state and regional fund sources for transit, highways, roadways and other modes
  • State and federal legislative advocacy, and public affairs and community outreach
  • Planning, including the Bay Area’s long-range regional transportation and land use plan, air quality and freight issues

Ms. Bockelman joined MTC in 1998 and her early assignments included stints as project manager, funding liaison, transportation forecaster, and multimodal program manager.

In 2003 she was appointed principal analyst to oversee the region’s $18 billion transit expansion program. Two years later Ms. Bockelman was promoted to Director of Programming and Allocations. In this role she was responsible for overseeing MTC’s strategic financial planning and managing the distribution of more than $1 billion annually in federal, state and regional transportation funds.

Outside MTC, Ms. Bockelman is chair of the Committee on Transportation Programming and Investment Decision-Making for the Washington, D.C.-based Transportation Research Board. She also is a member of the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS), and in 2007 was named “Woman of the Year” by the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of WTS.

Ms. Bockelman is a registered Professional Engineer in California, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a master’s degree in Public Policy – both from the University of California, Berkeley.

Andrew B. Fremier, Deputy Executive Director, Operations

Office: (415) 778-5240

Email: afremier@mtc.ca.gov

Andrew Fremier is MTC’s Deputy Executive Director for Operations.

In this role, Mr. Fremier also serves as Deputy Executive Director of the Bay Area Toll Authority, or BATA, supervising administration of all toll revenue from the Bay Area’s seven state-owned toll bridges.

This revenue is used to fund day-to-day operation, maintenance and administration of the bridges. BATA is one of three agencies — along with Caltrans and the California Transportation Commission — with joint oversight of the state Toll Bridge Seismic Retrofit Program, which includes completion of the final construction phases of the new East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and demolition of the original East Span.

Mr. Fremier also manages MTC’s Operations and Electronic Payments sections. In this capacity, he oversees the Bay Area’s 511 traveler information system, the Bay Area Express Lanes network, the Clipper electronic transit-fare card program, and the FasTrak® electronic toll collection system.

Mr. Fremier serves as staff liaison for the Bay Area Headquarters Authority and the Bay Area Infrastructure Financing Authority.

Prior to joining MTC, Mr. Fremier served as the Chief Deputy District Director for Caltrans District 4.

A licensed civil engineer, Mr. Fremier held a variety of positions during his 20 years at Caltrans, including leading the Toll Bridge and Highway construction program, and developing the Toll Bridge Seismic Retrofit Program.

Mr. Fremier is chair of the California Toll Operators Committee, a board member of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association, and a member of the ITS America Leadership Circle.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.