Jeff Mann, a state deputy transportation secretary and former Amtrak executive, was named Wednesday as general manger of GoTriangle, the three-county bus service and transit planning agency formerly known as Triangle Transit.
Mann, 46, joined the state Department of Transportation in 2014 as deputy secretary for transit, a job once held by David King, his predecessor at GoTriangle.
He worked for Amtrak in Raleigh from 2000 to 2012, ending up as assistant vice president for policy and development in the passenger railroad’s southern region. He served for seven years on the Raleigh Transit Authority, including several years as board chairman. At DOT he directed the transit, ferry, aviation, rail and bicycle and pedestrian divisions.
“GoTriangle is proud to welcome Jeff Mann, who is well respected among transportation professionals across the country,” Durham Mayor Bill Bell, the GoTriangle trustees’ chairman, said in a news release.
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GoTriangle served 1.8 million riders last year on 14 regional routes, 12 express routes and four shuttle routes. The agency is preparing a draft environmental impact statement for a proposed 17-mile light rail line between Chapel Hill and Durham.
Mann also has worked for Parsons Brinkerhoff and the N.C. Railroad Company. He is a graduate of the Babcock School of Business at Wake Forest University and has an undergraduate degree from UNC-Wilmington. He starts work July 27 at a salary of $200,000.
“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,” Mann said.