Update:This morning’s Oregonian Article (unavailable when this post was first written) indicates that Fred’s Australian gig is temporary, volunteer work, and that he intends to remain with TriMet. (Thanks to commenters and someone who contacted me privately about this.)
A local transit blogger and light rail operator, PDXTrains, has received a tip:
TriMet’s Fred Hansen, according to Australian press reports, has accepted the position of “thinker-in-residence” regarding transit for South Australia. The position is stated to begin in October.
The articles I could find don’t specifically mention Fred’s resignation from TriMet, or a move to Australia, but the job title’s “in-residence” suggests both. No word yet from local news sources.
Thinker In Residence Fred Hansen to ponder Adelaide transport
- Adelaide Independent Weekly:
US public transport expert to help Adelaide’s development
- ABC Online:
New Thinker for SA