Mobility Authority Board of Directors Welcomes New Travis County Appointee Jay Blazek Crossley
The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (Mobility Authority) Board of Directors has received a new member, Jay Blazek Crossley, appointed by the Travis County Commissioners Court at its Jan. 27 meeting. Crossley was sworn in at the Feb. 23 Mobility Authority board of directors meeting.
“We are pleased to welcome Jay Blazek Crossley to our board,” said Bobby Jenkins, chairman of the Mobility Authority Board of Directors. “His background in urban planning, transportation policy, and community service will further strengthen and diversify our agency’s expertise on mobility. We look forward to working collectively to address the mobility challenges facing our region.”
Jay Blazek Crossley is the Founder and Executive Director of Farm&City, a nonprofit dedicated to high quality urban & rural human habitat in Texas in perpetuity. Farm&City works with communities and governments across Texas to end traffic deaths, develop equitable, sustainable regional growth strategies, achieve equitable representation in the Texas transportation decision-making system, and improve public transit.
“It’s an honor and a privilege to have the opportunity to serve Central Texas in a new capacity,” said Crossley. “This agency is well positioned to significantly improve quality of life for the region, and I look forward to working with the board and staff to explore and evaluate more safe, multimodal, affordable mobility options for Central Texans.”
Prior to his role at Farm&City, Crossley worked for ten years to improve the quality of life for the people of the Houston region at a nonprofit called Houston Tomorrow. Crossley also serves on the Capital Area Regional Transit Coordination Committee, the TxDOT External Partner Workgroup on System Safety, the Texas Pedestrian Safety Coalition, Capital Metro’s Project Connect Advisory Network, several Texas Strategic Highway Safety Plan Emphasis Area Teams, the ULI Austin Transportation Strategic Council, and on the Board of Vision Zero ATX.
Among other public roles, he previously served as Chair of the City of Austin Pedestrian Advisory Council, Chair of the Houston-Galveston Area Council Pedestrian and Bicyclist Subcommittee, on the CAMPO Regional Safety Plan Steering Committee, and on the Salud America! Innovations in Transportation Equity for Latino Communities workgroup.
Crossley received his bachelors degree from the Plan II program at the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Public Affairs at the LBJ School at UT-Austin. He lives in north central Austin with his wife, Lily, and son, George.
Crossley replaces Travis County appointee John Langmore, who has stepped down after four years of distinguished service on the board of directors.
“John Langmore has been a valued member of our board,” said Jenkins. “As a seasoned Central Texas transportation policy leader, he has used his voice to champion multimodal mobility solutions that extend beyond toll roads, and foster regional partnerships with entities that share our mobility goals. We are proud of all that we have accomplished together, and look forward to seeing John continue to make an impact in his future endeavors.”
The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority is a local, independent government agency created in 2002 to improve the regional transportation system in Travis and Williamson counties. The Mobility Authority implements innovative and sustainable transportation options to enhance quality of life and economic vitality in Central Texas. The Mobility Authority operates 183A Toll, 290 Toll, the 71 Toll Lane, the MoPac Express Lane, the 45SW Toll Road, and the 183 Toll Road. The agency is also constructing the 183A Phase III and 183 North Mobility Projects. For more information about the Mobility Authority, visit www.MobilityAuthority.com.