City of Hamilton hires new Director of Transit
HAMILTON, ON – October 28, 2014 – The City of Hamilton is pleased to announce that David Dixon is the successful candidate for the Director of Transit position with the City of Hamilton. David spent over 25 years with the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), most recently in the role of General Manager/Chief Operating Officer, until the organization restructured in 2013.
David was responsible for all subway, streetcar and bus operations at Canada’s largest transit authority with an annual operating budget of $825 million, a multi-billion dollar 10-year capital budget and 11,000 employees. David will join the City on Monday, November 3rd.
“I am pleased to welcome David to our team,” said Gerry Davis, General Manager of Public Works. “I am confident that his leadership qualities and related experience will continue to build upon Hamilton’s modern, reliable, and service-orientated public transportation program.”
David will be leading the transit group through a progressive transition towards achievement of the City’s corporate culture goals. This includes a number of important initiatives including a dedicated Human Resources Organizational Development Specialist to support senior staff as they work through culture changes within HSR.
The current Director of Transportation, Don Hull, will assist with the transition of the leadership role until he retires on November 14th, 2014. “We wish Don a very happy retirement after 18 years of dedicated service to the City of Hamilton,” Davis said.