The GoTriangle Board of Trustees today named Jeff Mann the agency’s next General Manager.
Mann, currently a Deputy Secretary with the NC Department of Transportation, will begin work in late July.
“GoTriangle is proud to welcome Jeff Mann, who is well-respected among transportation professionals across the country,” said GoTriangle Board Chair William V. “Bill” Bell. “We are confident that Jeff’s leadership skills will serve us well as we address our region’s mobility challenges.”
Mann joined NCDOT in 2014. He previously was with Amtrak, Parsons Brinkerhoff and the N. C. Railroad Company. He is a graduate of the Babcock School of Business at Wake Forest University and holds an undergraduate degree from UNC-Wilmington.
“I am excited to be named General Manager of GoTriangle in this dynamic, rapidly growing region,” said Mann. “I look forward to working with Triangle communities and with this Board as we continue to develop and provide the best transportation choices for area riders and residents.”
The selection of Mann comes after a six month nationwide search for a new General Manager, headed by Fred N. Day IV, former GoTriangle Chair and former CEO of Progress Energy Carolinas. Other board members on the search committee included Jennifer Robinson of Cary, Ed Harrison of Chapel Hill, Ellen Reckhow and Fred Foster, Jr. of Durham.
GoTriangle’s fixed route system includes 67 buses with FY 2014 ridership of 1.8 million. There are 14 regional routes, 12 express routes and four shuttle routes. There are 15 Paratransit Vehicles for the GoLinx program and 83 vehicles for GoTriangle’s vanpool.
GoTriangle is currently preparing a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed 17-mile, 17-station Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Project between UNC Hospitals, Duke University, the Duke and VA Medical Centers, downtown Durham and East Durham. A Final Environmental Impact Statement will be completed in early 2016.
Mann will replace David King who has served as General Manager since 2006.
GoTriangle improves the region’s quality of life by connecting people and places with reliable, safe, and easy-to-use travel choices that reduce congestion and energy use, save money, and promote sustainability, healthier lifestyles, and a more environmentally responsible community.
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