State agency names rail transportation programs administrator
Jeremy Latimer has been promoted to rail transportation programs administrator for the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT).
Before his promotion, Latimer managed the Intercity Passenger Operating and Capital Fund Program, the Shortline Railroad Preservation Program, and the Rail Industrial Access Program for DRPT’s rail division.
In his new role, Latimer is responsible for managing all aspects of the agency’s rail funding programs and the development of major rail transportation initiatives funded by the commonwealth.
During his five years at DRPT, he has managed numerous projects in partnership with freight and passenger railroads, including new Amtrak service extensions to Virginia markets.
Latimer has a master’s degree in urban and environmental planning from the University of Virginia and an undergraduate background in economics from the University of Richmond.