Brian Lichfield has been named director of Chapel Hill Transit.
Photo credit: Chapel Hill Transit
Town Manager Roger L. Stancil announced Aug. 5 his appointment of Brian Litchfield as director
of Chapel Hill Transit.
“Brian has served as interim director for about 10 months, during which time he has proven his leadership skills and become an integral and contributing member of the senior management team,” Stancil said. “He is the right leader in place as we consider the challenges of public transportation in our community for the future.”
Litchfield joined Chapel Hill Transit as assistant director in May 2008. Previously, he was the chief development officer for the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART) in Des Moines, Iowa, where he was responsible for managing the planning and development, RideShare, marketing and customer service departments and helped develop and implement new regional bus routes, Sunday bus service and a downtown shuttle service.
He also held a previous position as a community development planner at the Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council in Sioux City, Iowa, where he managed grant programs for the Sioux City Transit System, Siouxland Regional Transit System, and the Metropolitan Planning Organization. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing and a master’s degree in business administration, both from Wayne State College in Wayne, Neb. He is also a graduate of the Eno Transit Executive Seminar.
“I am humbled and honored to be appointed as the next director for Chapel Hill Transit and am excited to continue working with our excellent team of employees, customers, and our funding partners to provide high quality and customer focused transit services to the communities we serve,” Litchfield said. “As a passionate transit professional and avid transit rider, my goal is to focus on employees, safety, finances and providing the best possible service to our customers. While we have our challenges, together we will build on our past success to help move Chapel Hill Transit forward in the coming years."
Litchfield and his wife, Aarica, have a three-year old son, Tennyson, and are residents of Carrboro, where they are regular riders on the CW, CPX, D and J routes.