Thursday, February 11, 2016

TransLink’s new CEO Kevin Desmond

Yesterday, TransLink officially announced that it hired a new CEO. Kevin Desmond is currently the General Manager of King County Metro Transit. TransLink posted information about the announcement and Desmond on the Buzzer Blog.

I was chatting on Global BC1 about TransLink’s new CEO, and what that could mean for transportation in Metro Vancouver.

One of the things that I mentioned in the interview was the mini state of the union addresses Kevin Desmond did as the manager of King County Metro Transit. You can view those updates on Metro Transit’s website.

It will be interesting to see how Desmond plans to turn-around TransLink’s poor public image, and resolve the funding impasse between the provincial and local governments in our region.

Hopefully he will do better than the last American CEO we had, Tom Prendergast, who lasted a little over a year at TransLink.

1 comment:

Brendan Dawe said...

A positive note would be that the more wonkish folk at the Seattle Transit Blog seem to think highly of him