Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board

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Jennifer Mitchell

Director, Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) (Appointed Jan. 14, 2014)

Jennifer Mitchell was appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe to be the director of the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) in January 2014. DRPT oversees and supports the funding, planning, and implementation of public transportation and rail services throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Mitchell has 22 years of experience in the transportation industry. Prior to joining DRPT, she was an assistant vice president in the Strategic Consulting Practice of Parsons Brinckerhoff, where she worked with state and local agencies to develop funding and implementation plans for several major capital projects in Baltimore, Honolulu, Los Angeles, and San Diego. She also advised agencies on project delivery strategies, including the analysis of public-private partnerships and long-term plans for transit, highways, and port programs.

Prior to joining Parsons Brinckerhoff, Mitchell worked with DRPT and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority as deputy project director for the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project. She has also held other consulting positions in which she worked on public transit, highway, airport, and port projects across the U.S. and internationally.

Mitchell is a member of the American Public Transportation Association’s board of directors and serves as vice chair of the American Public Transportation Foundation. She is on the board of regents for the Eno Transportation Foundation and is a former Eno Transportation Leadership Development Fellow. She also served as chair of the city of Alexandria Transportation Commission until December 2014. Mitchell has a master’s in regional planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a bachelor’s in urban planning from University of Virginia.

Contact Jennifer Mitchell:

600 E. Main St., Suite 2101
Richmond, Virginia 23219

804-225-3664 fax