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Posted on: June 30, 2020

County Executive Appoints Steichen as TransIT Director

TransIT Director Roman Steichen stands in front of green buses

FREDERICK, Md. – Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner is pleased to announce the promotion and appointment of Roman Steichen as the Transportation Services Division Director. The County Council unanimously confirmed Mr. Steichen’s appointment today.

Mr. Steichen has served as Acting Director since February when former Director Nancy Norris retired.  He came to Frederick County TransIT in 2018 as Deputy Director. In that role, he oversaw contract management, grant and budget administration, and professional staff. He also served as the chief safety officer, ensuring the division met all federal safety standards.

“Roman has done an amazing job as acting director,” County Executive Jan Gardner said. “From hosting U.S. Congressmen on his first day, to quickly adjusting to major changes in transit service during the health pandemic, he has shown real leadership. I am confident he will continue to bring new ideas to keep the buses running.”

Prior to joining Frederick County Government, Mr. Steichen was transportation manager for Johns Hopkins University. He began his transportation career as a bus driver and dispatcher with the University of Maryland’s Department of Transportation Services, where he went on to become Senior Transit Operations Supervisor. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland, University College.

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