The Hillsborough Transit Authority (HART) announced that its board of directors appointed Scott Drainville as the authority's new CEO.
Drainville has been serving as the HART Interim CEO since April 2023.
The decision to promote Drainville was announced after a vote by the HART board to approve his contract as permanent CEO.
Scott Drainville's Experience at HART
HART hired Drainville in 2018 as deputy chief of maintenance, overseeing the authority's core business in maintenance, facilities, inventory control, and the communications/electronics divisions, and responsible for directing the overall funding, environmental, design, permitting, construction, and project close-out of capital construction projects.
He would go on to serve as chief of maintenance and transportation.
“Scott Drainville is a partner with our board in bringing more transparency to HART, said HART Chair Councilman Luis Viera. "I and our board of Republicans and Democrats enthusiastically gave Drainville a unanimous approval for a reason — because he is the right person with the right values and for the right time for HART.”
Drainville is a native of East Providence, Rhode Island who brings more than 30 years of public transportation and fleet maintenance experience to the organization. He started his career as a diesel technician in the late 1980s.
"I appreciate the confidence the board of directors has placed in my ability to lead HART," said Drainville. "My focus is on bringing stability to the organization and continuing to maximize our resources to deliver the best possible transportation service for Hillsborough County."