Executive Director, Utah Transit Authority
Jay Fox currently serves as Executive Director of the Utah Transit Authority (UTA), a multi-modal public transportation agency spanning more than 1,400 square miles, serving 80 percent of Utah’s population in the nation’s fastest-growing state. Under the guidance and oversight of the UTA Board of Trustees, he oversees the daily operations of UTA’s integrated network of bus, bus rapid transit, light rail, commuter rail, streetcar, paratransit and innovative microtransit services. Fox is also responsible to develop strategy and set the standard for leadership in an organization of more than 2,800 operations and operations support staff.
Fox is a recognized strategic transit leader with substantial experience in transit operations oversight, capital project management, stakeholder relations, and government affairs. He has an extensive knowledge of transit planning and government grant programs. He has built strong relationships with freight and passenger railroads, transit agencies, government entities, and executive leadership across the United States.
Before coming to UTA, Fox was Deputy General Counsel for SEPTA in Philadelphia where he led procurement, grant, real estate, financing, environmental, and corporate ethics programs. He has also served as a Senior Director at Amtrak from 2017 to 2019. Prior to Amtrak, Fox spent seven years with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) both as Regional Counsel for FTA Region 3 and as Acting Assistant Chief Counsel, coordinating the legal work of ten regional offices.
Fox earned a Bachelor of Science and a Juris Doctor degree at Rutgers University.