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July 1, 2024

Taiwo Jaiyeoba Joins Lochner as Transit Planning Director

We are excited to announce that Taiwo “Tai” Jaiyeoba has joined Lochner as the National Transit Planning Director. Tai brings to the role 30 years of public and private sector experience overseeing bus rapid transit (BRT), light rail (LRT), and streetcar/urban circulator initiatives across the US, as well as comprehensive land use plans, transit master plans, corridor plans, and unified/land development ordinances.

Tai most recently served as City Manager for the City of Greensboro, NC, where he established the municipality’s first transit department and launched a 20-year mobility plan. Prior to Greensboro, he held the role of Director of Planning and Assistant City Manager for the City of Charlotte, NC, providing oversight for transit systems and mobility initiatives. He also brings A/E industry experience with two Engineering News-Records top design firms, managing major public transit projects and programs in the Midwest and Southeastern US.

Gary Thomas, Lochner’s National Transit and Rail Director said, “Many American cities are looking at cost effective ways to quickly upgrade and expand their public transit offering and make critical infrastructure improvements in the process. Tai’s unique blend of hands-on City Manager experience and successful BRT/LRT/Streetcar delivery experience can help urban leaders plan, fund, and execute public transport solutions that connect people and places and enhance quality of life.”

A sample of Tai’s portfolio includes Michigan’s Silver Line BRT; CMAX BRT in Columbus, Ohio; the Memphis Area Circulator; the Winston-Salem Urban Circulator; Greensboro’s Hopper Trolley; the Sacramento Blue Line Extension LRT; and the Sacramento Green Line to the Airport LRT, in addition to supporting various Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) projects.

Active in advancing his profession, Tai serves on the National Steering Committee for the Housing Supply Accelerator — a joint effort of the American Planning Association and the National League of Cities — and is a member of the International City/County Managers Association, the American Planning Association, and the American Public Transportation Association. He is also an alumnus of Leadership APTA, the ENO Center for Leadership in Transportation, and the MIT Sloan School of Management.

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