The city of Phoenix has appointed Markus Coleman light rail administrator.
Coleman, who has 23 years of experience with the city of Phoenix working on development projects and transportation, served in public transit, planning and development departments and the city manager’s office. He was an engineering technician, plan review coordinator, project manager and acting deputy public transit director over transit operations.
Coleman earned a bachelor’s degree in urban and metropolitan studies from Arizona State University and a certificate in public administration and public management.
“Markus has more than two decades of working with the city of Phoenix including most recently as the lead in overseeing the South Central Light Rail Extension Transit Oriented Development grant,” said Deputy City Manager Mario Paniagua. “He grew up in Phoenix, has strong ties to the South Phoenix community and knows how important public transit is to our citizens who use that as their main mode of getting around.”
“I am excited and proud to continue serving our communities and customers in this new role,” remarked Coleman. “I will continue to look for ways to provide transit options to all of Phoenix.”