University Names New Head of Transportation & Planning

Danny Wu

Danny WuDanny Wu has joined Cal Poly Pomona as the executive director of Transportation & Planning in the Division of Administrative Affairs, effective Jan. 6. He will be responsible for developing multi-modal transportation access and mobility programs, such as facilitating travel to/from and within campus.

He will oversee the department of Transportation & Planning and will report to Danielle Manning, Vice President for Administration, Finance & Strategic Development & CFO.

Mr. Wu (‘95, urban and regional planning) brings more than 25 years of public and private sector experience in transportation and land use, program and project management, and finance and policy.

Mr. Wu is a Cal Poly Pomona alumnus with a bachelor’s degree in urban and regional planning. He also holds a master’s degree in transportation planning and policy from UCLA. In addition, he holds professional certifications as an American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), Project Management Professional (PMP), and Professional Transportation Planner (PTP).

Most recently, he served as associate vice president and director of mobility planning for Iteris Inc. in Los Angeles, a leader in big data analysis for transportation and agriculture. He consulted with government agencies and private developers on multimodal planning, travel demand forecasting, traffic planning, transit services, parking management and data analytics. Prior to that, he served as senior director with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro).

Mr. Wu also served at WSP (formerly Parsons Brinkerhoff) as an assistant vice president and principal consultant, working with Caltrans, Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), LA Metro, Orange County Transportation Authority and San Bernardino County Transportation Authority. Some of his major accomplishments include: the master plan for the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC), the I-405 Sepulveda Pass transit corridor study, Metro Express Lanes strategic plan, and the long-range transportation plan and circulation phasing analysis for the City of Irvine.

Mr. Wu’s career also includes senior-level positions at the South Coast Air Quality Management District, SCAG, and the cities of Anaheim and Irvine.