Daniel Creighton

An engineer by trade, Mr. Creighton has spent the past eight years at the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) overseeing billions of dollars in projects, including Penn Station access for MetroNorth and establishment of the Cortland Street Station at the World Trade Center site. Prior to joining the MTA, Mr. Creighton served at the United States Department of Transportation, administering nearly $5 billion in federal aid to support New York City’s recovery following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Mr. Creighton is a results-driven leader with verifiable success in driving internal growth and maximizing team performance. He is highly skilled in building consensus and has a demonstrable track record of meeting deadlines, reducing costs through innovative solutions, and instilling confidence in even the most difficult economic or political climates.
Mr. Creighton received his MBA from Baruch College and both a BS in Civil Engineering and a BS in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University. He is an 8-year resident of Long Beach where he lives with his wife with whom he has raised three children. Mr. Creighton previously served the City of Long Beach on the Zoning Board of Appeals from 2017 through 2023.


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