Mikel Oglesby Named General Manager of Sun Tran, Sun Van & Sun Link

July 2, 2024

Sun Tran, Sun Van and Sun Link are pleased to announce the appointment of Mikel Oglesby as the new General Manager. Oglesby joins RATP Dev USA, bringing with him an impressive 30 years of experience in the transportation industry.

“I’m thrilled to join the team as we push forward with enhancing transit in the City of Tucson. My expertise in multimodal systems and zero-emissions fleets will be crucial as we work towards delivering a top-notch transit experience for our riders,” said Oglesby.

Oglesby began his transit career at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), where he rose to the position of Assistant General Manager. He then moved to California as General Manager of Sunline Transit Agency, gaining national recognition for his leadership in alternative fuel technology, notably pioneering the first hydrogen-powered American Fuel Cell Bus.

Most recently, Oglesby served as Executive Director of Transit for the Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT), overseeing both DDOT and the Detroit People Mover (DPM). He significantly improved coordination with regional partners such as SMART and the Q Line, elevating Detroit’s transportation system.

Mikel’s extensive leadership experience across multiple agencies, including oversight of fixed-route and paratransit bus services, rail operations, financial planning, information systems, and government and community affairs, instills confidence that he will guide Sun Tran, Sun Van, and Sun Link toward success and growth in the City of Tucson.