Region of Waterloo appoints new Transportation Services Commissioner

The Region of Waterloo has appointed Mathieu Goetzke, former Vice President of Planning for Metrolinx, as the region’s Transportation Services Commissioner.

The announcement was made on Thursday as the region prepares for growth over the next 30 years that will bring the region’s estimated population to one million people.

“We are committed to providing transit and transportation choice for our current residents and the hundreds of thousands of people who will call Waterloo Region home in the years to come,” said Bruce Lauckner, Chief Executive Officer of the Region of Waterloo. Waterloo, in a press release. “Public transit and transportation choice are at the heart of vibrant living spaces and I am thrilled to have Mathieu join our dedicated team to lead this important work.

The region said Goetzke will lead a team that will prioritize the experience of residents, while building safe, accessible and healthy neighborhoods and an economy that continues to thrive. It will also build on the success of ION light rail transit and the region’s continued focus on providing active transportation choices.

“In my new role, I look forward to serving vibrant and growing communities by providing safe and sustainable transportation options for everyone,” said Goetzke. “I am excited to work with my new colleagues to provide transportation services and support the transition to a fair, prosperous, resilient and low-carbon Region of Waterloo. »

While at Metrolinx, he led the early planning stages of the provincial investment program in transit systems in the Greater Golden Horseshoe.

Previously, he was chief urban planner for the municipality of Lille in northern France, where he oversaw an ambitious urban regeneration program to accelerate the city’s transformation, the region said.

Mathieu will join the Region of Waterloo on October 3rd.

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