Greater Portland Transit District (Metro)

ME: New Metro GM Picked

Gregory M. Jordan, of Tempe, Ariz. has been selected by the board of directors of Greater Portland Transit District as Metro’s new general manager.

Jordan has more than 20 years experience in the transportation industry. Currently, he works as the deputy public works director for the city of Tempe, where he provides leadership and strategic direction for Tempe’s multi-modal transit program. His extensive background working for the city of Tempe includes developing and growing transit systems, fiscal sustainability, advancing transit regionalization and strategic management.

Jordan began his transportation career more than twenty years ago as a University of Connecticut student bus operator and dispatcher where he also received an undergraduate degree in political science. He has completed doctoral coursework and has a master of public administration from Arizona State University.

The general manager selection announcement was made at the June 26 Greater Portland Transit District board meeting. “Greg has an extensive background dealing with issues facing Metro today – improving rider services, dealing with financial constraints and working with other agencies to regionalize transit operations. He will be a strong leader for Metro and an excellent addition to the transit community regionally,” said board President Bonny Rodden of Falmouth.

“The board is grateful to Don Gerrish and Dick Metivier of the consulting firm of Eaton Peabody for making the search process go so smoothly.”

Jordan is committed to advancing and growing public transportation in the Greater Portland Region. Originally from Connecticut, he is looking forward to moving back to New England with his wife and young son. His first day at Metro will be Sept. 3.