John is the General Manager of the City of Ottawa’s Transportation Department. The Department is responsible for the planning and operations of all transportation services in Canada National Capital – Ottawa.
The Department oversees all aspects of transportation planning, traffic management and transit services including the construction of the $2.1 Billion LRT P3 currently underway with revenue service planned for 2018 and a future $3.6 Billion LRT P3 expansion that is in market and planned for awarding in 2018.
With the current LRT project, John and his leadership team are steering OC Transpo through the organization’s most significant transformation – the conversion of Bus Rapid Transit system to Light Rail, to create a multi-modal transit service providing conventional bus, para transpo, diesel rail and electrified rail service.
John has 30 years’ experience in municipal government. Prior to being appointed to the Transportation Services Department, John was the General Manager of Public Works with the City of Ottawa.