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Mary-Frances Turner is President of York Region Rapid Transit Corporation in Ontario, Canada.

With over 30 years’ experience in urban planning and corporate leadership, Mary-Frances’ role has been central to the implementation and continued development of rapid transit in York Region. With the project since its inception in 2001, Mary-Frances led the public/private partnership team that launched the award-winning viva rapid transit service and is now implementing vivaNext – the next generation of rapid transit in York Region. vivaNext projects include two subway extensions, two bus terminals, and dedicated bus lanes on key corridors.

Mary-Frances has a background in planning and development, with private sector companies and with the City of Markham, where she implemented new urbanist communities and began the York Region Rapid Transit Plan.