A search on the internet suggests that Bay Area MTC Executive Director Steve Heminger may be in line for the job. The Bay Area MTC is the MPO for the region which makes Heminger the Bay Area counterpart to DVRPC's Barry Seymour.
Another candidate mentioned in the press is IL Rep Jerry Costello. Heminger and Costello seem to support multi-modal transportation initiatives, but I am not sure if they would share the vision of a Blumenaur or Sadik-Khan.
Here is the AP list of candidates dated today:
- Jane Garvey, former head of Federal Aviation Administration.
- Mortimer Downey, former deputy transportation secretary.
- Former House Majority Leader Dick Gephardt.
- Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.