• Tom Carney
  • Commissioner
Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Transportation

Tom Carney assumed his role as the 10th Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) in March 2024, following his nomination by Mayor Brandon Johnson. As Commissioner, Carney oversees the department responsible for Chicago’s streets and sidewalks, bridges and viaducts, traffic signals and signage, streetlights, bike lanes and the citywide bikeshare system, and the permitting of activities in the public right-of-way. 
With over twenty years of public service within CDOT, Carney has held numerous key positions, such as First Deputy Commissioner, Managing Deputy Commissioner for Operations, and Deputy Commissioner in the In-House Construction division. His breadth of experience across multiple CDOT divisions has given him a deep understanding of how to successfully deliver both the day-to-day neighborhood services and major capital programs that are critical to Chicago’s infrastructure, mobility, and quality of life for residents.  
Carney was born and raised on Chicago’s South Side, where he attended Brother Rice High School. He continues a family tradition of public service; his father was a longtime employee with CDOT’s Division of Sign Management, making the Carney family part of CDOT since the Department was established in 1991.  
Carney has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Marquette University and a Master of Public Service Management from DePaul University