Gary Toth

Senior Director, Transportation Initiatives, Project for Public Spaces

Gary Toth is Director, Transportation Initiatives with the Project for Public Spaces. He is an experienced leader with substantial expertise in transportation planning, particularly the integration of transportation with land use planning and Context Sensitive Solutions. He possesses a wide ranging network of relationships resulting from participation in many national transportation committees, projects as well as speaking engagements around the country. During his thirty four years of project management experience within the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), Gary become known for his collaboration and facilitation skills, and was one of the architects of the transformation of NJDOT to a stakeholder inclusive process. This lead to his being a founding member of the NJDOT’s Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) program, and has helped NJDOT become a national leader in CSS. He is a sought after resource and speaker on CSS and Integrating Transportation and Land Use at many venues, including National and Regional workshops. He is one of the eight instructors for the National Highway Institutes Training Course for Transportation and Land Use. Gary’s work with AASHTO and TRB, as well as his subsequent experience, has brought him into contact with the operations of many state DOTs around the country. This has led him to become one of the leading experts in the country on what “makes DOTs tick”, and how to engage the transportation planning, funding, project development and design processes to achieve sustainable and livable outcomes.