FRESNO – Mayor Ashley Swearengin and City Manager Bruce Rudd have announced that Brian Marshall has been named the City of Fresno’s new director of transportation, effective June 2, 2014.
“Brian Marshall brings a broad range of experience in managing public transportation systems,” Rudd said. “I feel confident in his ability to enhance current passenger services and lead the City’s efforts to improve the quality and convenience of the public transportation services through investments such as Bus Rapid Transit.”
Marshall recently held the position of CEO of the Capital Area Transit System (CATS) in Baton Rouge, LA. His solid financial background and extensive experience in transit operations contributed to establishing the CATS as a nationally recognized organization. During his tenure, the organization was successful in increasing operating revenues by 150 percent, redesigning of route structures to align with growth plans of the city, and improving on time performance.
He previously spent 20 years with the Chicago Transit Authority where he served in various management capacities including bus service manager of the North District, manager of bus operations, and acting manager of management and development training. He also served as a board member with the Southwest Transit Authority supporting eight states in the southwest region.
As the City of Fresno’s director of transportation, Marshall will be responsible for the operation, maintenance, and development of Fresno Area Express, Fleet Management and Bus Rapid Transit.
Marshall has a bachelor of science in Business Administration from Chicago State University.