Salem-Keizer Transit Welcomes New COOJan 26, 2016
Salem-Keizer Transit is pleased to announce David Trimble has joined the team as chief operating officer. He will oversee Maintenance, Operations and Specialized Transportation Services. David comes to SKT from TriMet, where he served as director of transportation programs. He brings with him 20 years of experience in the transit industry, and 25 years in management.
"I am happy to have David on board," said General Manager Allan Pollock. "He brings a depth of experience that will be a real asset to our organization."
As COO, David will direct the activities of staff and contractors involved in the District's on-street services which include: Fixed-route service, paratransit, dial-a-ride rural transit, special services and medical transportation. His responsibilities also include maintenance operations, security and the call center, which takes calls for the RED Line, CherryLift and non-emergency medical transportation.
When asked about his immediate goals, Trimble said he plans to learn the system and get to know the community. He's looking forward to moving to Salem. "I think it's important to live in the community we serve," said Trimble. "I will work toward continuous improvement, to attract more riders and expand service. Salem needs transit service that meets the needs of all, whether student, worker or retiree."