Richmond’s public transportation CEO picked to head Sound Transit

Sound Transit has recommended Julie Timm as its next CEO, the current head of the Greater Richmond Transit Company.

The recommendation will go in front of the full Sound Transit board of directors on June 23.

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“I am thrilled and humbled to be considered for the opportunity to support the Sound Transit Board and staff in delivering investments that are truly transformative and historic in their scale and impact,” Timm said.

“Public transportation is about serving people and improving lives, and I am eager to work alongside the region’s communities to continue making the region’s vision for its future into reality.”

Timm currently heads the transportation agency for Richmond, Virginia.

Sound Transit provided the following information on Timm’s background:

From 2016 through 2019, Timm served as Chief Development Officer for WeGo Public Transit in Nashville, Tennessee. Her efforts included directing development activities and agency staff across functions including engineering, outreach, customer care, planning, grants, marketing, communications, service quality, and innovation. She oversaw the implementation of major regional capital projects associated with the more than $6 billion Motion Strategy that the Nashville region adopted in 2016.

From 2012 through 2016, Timm served as Transit Development Officer and Title VI and Environmental Justice Compliance Officer for Hampton Roads Transit in Norfolk, Virginia. She worked with state and local partners and the Federal Transit Administration to manage capital project and strategic planning processes supporting light rail and other transit projects through approval, funding, and implementation.