“Scott is a transportation visionary,” said Murray. “He has a proven track record in Chicago and Washington, D.C. of advancing innovative solutions that address the full range of transportation needs of residents and businesses. He’s also a transportation renaissance man who’s virtually done it all: he’s worked on bikes issues, car share programs, traffic management and pedestrian safety strategies, rapid transit and street cars; he’s done long-range budgeting, strategic planning, cost reduction, major capital project development, and performance measurement and accountability. Scott is the transportation leader this city needs to take us to the next level in creating more livable, walking communities.”
Kubly worked as a lieutenant to Gabe Klein, who recently ran DOT in DC and Chicago, both cities that have done interesting things to improve the multi-modal experience lately. Streetsblog has a good retrospective of Klein’s tenure there, in which Kubly played a major role as Deputy Commissioner. Kubly is currently serving as acting president of Alta Bike Share, which operates bicycle sharing programs in many cities, soon to be including Seattle. See more coverage in PubliCola and Crosscut.