Today, the UTA Board of Trustees unanimously voted to appoint Steve Meyer as UTA’s interim executive director.
“I’m confident that Steve has the skills and experience needed to lead UTA during this time of change and transition,” UTA Board Chair Greg Bell said.
Meyer has more than 35 years of experience in the transportation industry and will oversee UTA operations while the governor appoints a new three member commission to lead the organization. Once appointed, the new commission will hire a permanent executive director.
A UTA employee for 16 years, Meyer served most recently as the acting vice president of operations. He has also served as the organization’s chief development officer, leading a team that managed project development, transit oriented development, real estate acquisition, property management, facility maintenance and more. Meyer participated in several of the state’s biggest transportation planning and construction projects, including the I-15 reconstruction project and the completion of UTA’s FrontLines 2015 project. FrontLines 2015 added 70 miles of new FrontRunner and TRAX rail to the UTA system and was completed under budget and two years ahead of schedule.
Prior to his career at UTA, Meyer spent three years with a construction contractor, five years with state and local transportation agencies and 12 years with transportation consulting firms. Meyer holds a degree in civil engineering from the University of Idaho and is a licensed professional engineer.