Bill Foisy

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Bill Foisy

William R. Foisy (born c. 1949 in Boston, Massachusetts) is the former director of transportation planning for the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham.

Foisy earned a business degree at the University of Georgia and completed his graduate degree in urban and regional planning at the University of Tennessee. He came to the Regional Planning Commission shortly thereafter. He quickly assumed a lead role in RPC's transportation planning efforts and, in his 37-year career, fought for initiatives such as ClasTran paratransit service, CommuteSmart vanpools, the Alabama Coalition for Clean Air, and the Shades Creek Greenway.

The long-range plans he has shepherded for the Birmingham area's traffic and transit corridors will continue to guide development for decades to come.

Foisy retired to a log cabin in Red Lodge, Montana in 2011. He was succeeded by Scott Tillman.


  • Gray, Jeremy (February 13, 2011) "'Mr. Transportation' retires after 37 years in Birmingham." Birmingham News