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City of Hamilton hires new Director of Transit

HAMILTON, ON – September 7, 2016 – The City of Hamilton is pleased to announce that Debbie Dalle Vedove is the successful candidate for the Director of Transit position with the City of Hamilton. 

Transit plays a vital role in the health and wellbeing of residents in Hamilton. It connects people to their homes, jobs, local businesses, programs and services, family, social functions, and other transit networks. With nearly 30 years of experience in the transit industry, Debbie is poised to take on this important role leading transit in Hamilton.

Starting out as a bus operator, Debbie moved into roles with progressive supervisory and management responsibility. She spent the first 20 years of her career with the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), gaining experience in bus, light rail and subway operations.

Debbie has been the Director of Operations with Oakville Transit for the past nine years. While in Oakville, Debbie led the successful implementation of several projects including the launch of Oakville’s Intelligent Transportation System.

“I am pleased to welcome Debbie to our team,” said Dan McKinnon, General Manager of Public Works. “I have no doubt that Debbie’s experience, energy, optimism and appreciation for the front line experience from both sides of the fare box will bring tremendous value to our transit division.”

As Hamilton continues to grow and transform, exciting opportunities relative to transit continue to emerge. Debbie has the experience and knowledge to ensure transit plays a key role in helping to move Hamilton forward.

Debbie will join the City on September 28, 2016.