Please join the Chamber on June 10th at 7:30am at Adventist Medical Center for a presentation on "Transit Keeps the Economy Moving" by TriMet General Manager, Neil McFarlane. Neil is no stranger to TriMet. He has worked at the agency for more than 20 years and has served as general manager since 2010. During his tenure, Neil headed up the agency’s Capital Projects division where he led the development, design and construction of the Airport, Interstate, I-205/Portland Mall light rail and the WES Commuter Rail projects. As director of Capital Projects, and now as general manager, he has played an integral part of the new Portland-Milwaukie light rail line
. In addition to his commitment to rail projects, Neil has advanced the extensive capital investments for the bus system
. Before coming to TriMet, Neil worked for Portland’s regional government, Metro
, where he contributed to other key projects in the region, most notably the Oregon Convention Center. With 30 years of experience in the Portland region’s planning and transportation field, he has successfully worked closely with partner agencies and the community. Neil holds a master's in urban planning from UCLA. Neil is also a daily transit rider, alternating between the 12 and 43 bus lines in his commute to work.