Join Kevin Desmond, recently appointed CEO of TransLinkand Jon Stovell, CEO of Reliance Properties and the new UDI Chair as they converse about public transit and transportation infrastructure for the region and how it pertains to our industry and land-use planning.
This is your opportunity to hear from Kevin:
His takeaways from Seattle and how he would apply it to our region, particularly to their success and failures in referendums and public support
Plans/vision for TransLink
Thoughts on the Mayors' Plan
Approvals and process for projects building near or over the guide rails
TransLink joint venture development opportunities
Prior to joining TransLink, Kevin was General Manager of King County Metro Transit serving the Seattle metropolitan region. At Metro, he oversaw a mix of transit modes, including buses, trains, vanpools, paratransit vans, as well as approximately 5,000 employees. In his 12 years tenure, he helped to grow ridership by 44 per cent and launch the ORCA Card, as well as light rail, streetcar service, and several bus rapid transit lines. Kevin was also part of three successful votes on transit funding.
Prior to Metro Transit, Kevin was Vice-President of Operations and Development at Pierce Transit in Tacoma, Washington. Before relocating to the West Coast, Kevin acted as Chief of Operations Planning for New York City Transit which included bus and subway operations. Earlier in his career he served as Deputy Director in Mayor Koch?s Transportation Office and Assistant Commissioner for the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission.
Kevin has a master?s degree in public administration from New York University. He was a member of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Board of Directors and the first chair of the organization?s Sustainability Committee.