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The City of Hamilton welcomes new transit director

HAMILTON, ON – The City of Hamilton is pleased to announce that Maureen Cosyn Heath will be leading the Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) as the City of Hamilton’s new transit director.  

Maureen brings more than 20 years of transit leadership experience to the role. Since 2008, she served as the original chief administrative officer at Southwestern Ontario Student Transportation Services (SOSTS). In this capacity, she led the development of every business process that enabled the successful administration of the consortium’s bussing services.

Prior to joining SOSTS, Maureen held leadership positions at the London Transit Commission for ten years, including manager of customer service and manager of operations.

Maureen will join the City on June 21, 2021, following the planned retirement of Debbie Dalle Vedove. Debbie joined the HSR in 2016, becoming the first woman director of transit. During her tenure, she skillfully led the HSR through periods of change, implementing customer-focused policies to address and prevent service disruptions and maintaining service throughout the pandemic.

“I am pleased to welcome Maureen to the City of Hamilton. I am confident that her technical expertise, industry knowledge and collaborative leadership style will be a great asset to the Transit Division as it continues to navigate the ongoing pandemic and plan for future growth in Hamilton.” - Dan McKinnon, General Manager of Public Works