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Doug Roelfs Selected as New General Manager of the Greater Peoria Mass Transit District (CityLink)
Monday, January 30, 2017
Doug Roelfs has been named the new General Manager of Greater Peoria Mass Transit District (CityLink), effective February 1, 2017. Roelfs has served as the Assistant General Manager of Operations for CityLink since November 1, 2016, and has been serving as the Interim General Manager since the retirement of former CityLink General Manager, Al Stanek, at the end of 2016. The GPMTD Board of Trustees will officially vote on Roelfs appointment as General Manager at the board meeting on Monday, February 13, 2017.
In his new role as General Manager, Roelfs leads the First Transit Inc. team that manages CityLink’s public transportation services for the greater Peoria area including Peoria, West Peoria, Peoria Heights, East Peoria and Pekin.
Roelfs began his career working for the City of Mediapolis, Iowa in the Public Works Department. He advanced to Public Works Supervisor during his career at the City of Mediapolis, which spanned 24 years.
Roelfs moved to the public transportation industry in 2006 when he became the Transit Director at Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission (SEIBUS) in Burlington, Iowa. He also served as the Transit Manager/Public Works Technician for the City of Burlington from 2009 to 2013.
Roelfs joined First Transit Inc. in 2013 and his career there has taken him to several locations. He has served as the General Manager of CitiBus in Davenport, Iowa; Assistant General Manager of Operations for the Berkshire Regional Transit Authority in Berkshire, Massachusetts; and he has provided assistance for transit agencies in Jackson, Tennessee; Greenfield, Massachusetts and Denton, Texas.