Broward County administrator Monica Cepero has named Coree Cuff Lonergan the new director of transportation/GM at the Broward County Transportation Department, according to the department's news release.
The role of GM includes flagship services such as Broward County Transit (BCT), paratransit (TOPS!), and rail.
Lonergan replaces retired director Chris Walton who served the community for nearly 22 years.
"Ms. Lonergan is a perfect match for the Transportation Department," said Mayor Lamar Fisher. "She has the skill, experience and drive to bring our Transportation Department to new levels of efficiency and service."
Lonergan has more than 25 years of transportation experience leading transportation teams and transit-related initiatives, large-scale capital infrastructure planning and development, and heavy maintenance and construction projects.
"I am delighted to have found such a talented and experienced professional in the Transportation industry," said Cepero. "I am confident that Ms. Lonergan will bring BCT to new heights and enhanced levels of service, particularly in light of the transformational transit-related initiatives we have on Broward's horizon."
Lonergan joins the County from Metro in Washington, DC. There, Lonergan served in multiple capacities, most notably as the VP, project development and implementation planning, and acting EVP, capital delivery and rail operations control center.
As the acting EVP, capital delivery, Lonergan led a workforce of 600 and was responsible for managing all rail movement system-wide, constructing and delivering safety-critical infrastructure projects, developing and planning new projects, executing a new system signal renewal program, and providing engineering and technical services for the operations and maintenance department.
As the VP of project development and implementation planning, Lonergan's team provided early project delivery services including project scope, schedule and budget, contract delivery strategies, long-range track access planning, and the management of over $500 million in technical services contracts.
Lonergan has also served as the managing director for the Silver Line Operations and Maintenance Phase 2 procurement effort. This new rail service, which includes 11.5 miles of new track and six new stations including one at the Dulles International Airport, opened in November 2022.
As part of her extensive career, Lonergan was also responsible for overseeing the technical skills training program for bus mechanics and operators managing 1,000 buses across roughly 11,500 bus stops.
Lonergan is expected to start on Feb. 27, 2023.