The Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink) announced the promotion of Kimberly Yu to the position of COO.
Yu has served in the capacity of deputy COO, planning and project delivery, since she joined Metrolink in September 2015.
Yu helped accomplish a more transparent budget process by developing capital and rehabilitation budget programs for the board of directors, member agency stakeholders, and the public. She led efforts to improve fare collection in accordance with agency values of efficiency and responsibility for public funds, as well as created key performance indicators for various departments to satisfy Metrolink values to operate on best practices and principals with a continued focus on providing high-quality service to customers every day on every ride.
Yu has 20 years of public experience, primarily in the transportation sector. She has worked closely with the Federal Railroad Administration, Federal Transit Administration, California Public Utilities Commission, National Transportation Safety Board, and other governmental and regulatory bodies.
Prior to Metrolink, Yu served as deputy COO at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro). In her time at Metro and with the City of Los Angeles, she managed development projects that included the Sears development on Olympic and Soto, the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension transit-oriented developments, and the Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 Draft Environmental Impact Report/Statement efforts.