TCTD has concluded the Operations Superintendent recruitment process and is pleased to announce that Brent Olson, from Mid-Columbia Council of Governments has been selected. Brent is scheduled to report for duty on January 2, 2018.
Brent has more than 16 years transportation experience as a route planner, driver trainer, and fleet maintenance manager. For the past 7 years Brent has managed the transit services for Wasco County and a brokerage that coordinates non-emergency medical transportation services for 14 Counties in Eastern Oregon. The Wasco County transit services include dial-a-ride services in The Dalles, local fixed route services within Wasco County as well as to Hood River, and medical transportation services to Portland.
In addition, Brent’s transit experience, he has extensive knowledge in automated computer scheduling and dispatching software. Since 2014, Brent has overseen the implementation of two Ecolane scheduling and dispatching software startups in Hood River and The Dalles. Therefore, Brent will be assigned the task of being the team leader to implement the District’s new computer aided scheduling and software application in early 2018.
While managing the “Go Live” of the new software, Brent will be working side-by-side with Ronny Fox until Ronny’s retirement in March. During this time Ronny will assist Brent in becoming familiar with the transit operations, the facility and fleet maintenance cycles and internal management policies and procedures.