Anuj Gupta

Director of Transit Services

Deputy City Manager Anuj Gupta in Tongva Park

As Department of Transportation (DOT) Director, Anuj Gupta spearheads a visionary and collaborative team—including the Big Blue Bus, Mobility, and Parking Divisions—dedicated to the strategic planning, construction, operation, and maintenance of a comprehensive multi-modal transportation network. Comprised of more than 470 employees, DOT delivers inclusive programs and services that ease congestion, expand access to safe and reliable transportation, connect people with opportunity, and promote climate resiliency.  

Anuj, who lives in Santa Monica with his wife and young children, collaborates with City staff, intergovernmental agencies, community and regional partners, businesses, educational institutions, and other stakeholders to advance the City Council’s mobility, roadway safety, and sustainability objectives.  

Before joining DOT, Anuj served as Santa Monica’s deputy city manager for six years. In this capacity, he oversaw the city’s communications and legislative/intergovernmental advocacy teams, while leading policy initiatives and projects focused on economic recovery, equity, and community partnerships.  

Previously, Anuj served in the administrations of President Barack Obama as Associate Staff Secretary in the White House and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti as General Counsel in the Office of Immigrant Affairs. He holds a B.A. in Public Policy from Stanford and a J.D. from NYU School of Law.