The L.A. Department of Transportation manages one of the largest and most complex transportation systems in the country. FUSE Executive Fellow Ray Cheung helped develop the department’s first five-year capital plan, identifying short-term and long-term project priorities and guiding the department’s policies for selecting, designing, financing, and implementing projects.

Ray also helped develop an implementation strategy for the capital plan, which will ultimately improve quality of life for residents, providing them with safer streets, reduced congestion, a cleaner environment, and enhanced mobility options. During Ray’s tenure, the department also steered more towards a culture of collaboration, as new lines of communication were opened between staff and management in the greater goal of improving the capital planning process.