Eulois Cleckley: New transit director seeks to add infrastructure and riders
The Department of Transportation and Public Works got a new leader in August, Eulois Cleckley. He has long been working in the transportation industry in both public and private organizations. Before arriving in Miami-Dade, he was executive director of the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure of Denver city and county, where he led creation of that department and oversaw the work of 1,300 employees, a $340 million budget and a $1.2 billion capital program.
Before that, he was deputy director of the Houston-Galveston Area Council. In Washington, DC, he held leadership posts at the US Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration. He has been a consultant with local and state governments analyzing transportation systems, and at the outset of his career he was manager of supply chain logistics operations for the East Coast at Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
With his vast experience in transportation, Mr. Cleckley was selected by Mayor Daniella Levine Cava to oversee a department of 4,000 employees with a $700 million budget and a $5.5 billion capital budget over six years.
Of his selection, he said, “I think it’s about having the ability to deliver on the expectations.”
Mr. Cleckley said he is looking forward to have solid connections within the community and local municipalities. “I’ll be making sure that we are engaging with our communities and finding out what their needs are, and integrating those need into the projects and services that we are responsible for.”
He was interviewed by Miami Today reporter Gabriela Henriquez Stoikow.
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