Kevin is an experienced executive with a career built in the public transportation industry.
As CEO of TransLink, the regional transportation authority that moves nearly 500,000 people every day, he oversees planning, financing, and management of a regional transit and transportation network that includes bus, rapid transit, passenger ferry, para-transit service, commuter rail, roads and bridges, and walking and cycling paths, with 7,500 employees.
Under Kevin’s leadership, ridership in Metro Vancouver has grown 18 per cent since 2016, faster than any other major metropolitan region in Canada or the United States. Since 2016 he has also secured more than $9 billion investment, the province of British Columbia’s largest transit and transportation investment ever, to expand multi-modal region-wide transit services, including the construction of two new rapid transit extensions in two of the region’s largest cities, and major fleet procurement.
Prior to TransLink, he served as General Manager of King County Metro in the Seattle metropolitan region for more than a decade where he delivered the ORCA fare program, several bus rapid transit lines, and launched Seattle’s light rail and streetcar service – all contributing to a 44 per cent ridership increase.
Prior to King County Metro, 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.
Kevin has pioneered an array of operational, fleet, technology and market development initiatives over the years and has a long-standing commitment to progressive environmental policies and investments.
Sustainability has been a major priority for Kevin throughout his career and continues in his drive to reduce TransLink’s carbon footprint, from converting to a more sustainable fleet to upgrading facilities. He has led TransLink to become the first public transit authority in Canada to sell carbon credits, and was the first Chair of the American Public Transportation Association’s Sustainability Committee.