Vancouver’s TransLink announced Kevin Quinn as its next CEO. The TransLink board made the appointment following a competitive international candidate search and thorough review process. He takes on the role beginning July 19..
Quinn is currently the administrator and CEO of the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), overseeing one of the largest multi-modal transit systems in the U.S. With a mix of six transit modes, including buses, subway, light rail, paratransit, and commuter bus and rail, and over 100 million passengers a year, MTA has strong parallels to TransLink.
In his new role, Quinn will lead TransLink’s post-pandemic recovery, with an emphasis on rebuilding ridership, achieving financial sustainability, supporting employees, and continuing to deliver a reliable and thriving transportation system for Metro Vancouver.
He has served as CEO of the MTA since 2017, focusing on customer experience and employee engagement, overseeing the development of customer-facing real-time tracking technology for local bus and commuter rail service, and introducing the agency’s first mobile payment app. Prior to his role as CEO, Quinn was the director of planning and programming for MTA, responsible for implementing a complete overhaul and rebranding of the core transit system, including the introduction of new, high-frequency bus lines.