Tasneem Essaji

Tasneem Essaji, Director of the Transportation Policy Branch in the Ministry of Transportation with the Government of Ontario

Tasneem Essaji is the Director of the Transportation Policy Branch in the Ministry of Transportation with the Government of Ontario.  The Transportation Policy Branch develops policies and strategies to support a transportation system that is safe, clean, modern, reliable, and accessible. The branch considers how the transportation system and emerging technologies such as automated vehicles, electric vehicles, and remotely piloted aircraft systems affect people and the environment. The branch’s work also influences broader public policy objectives like healthy communities, equity, and economic development.

Tasneem has been with the Ministry of Transportation since 2012 in various roles in transit, emerging technologies, and goods movement.  She has over 18 years of experience in the public sector, focused in intergovernmental relations, health, and transportation.