Mr. Cochran is the Director of Service Development for the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART), where he oversees both the Planning and Scheduling divisions.  In this capacity, Mr. Cochran oversees several critical projects related to capital planning and operations.  Prior to joining HART, Mr. Cochran worked as a Senior Planner at the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority in St. Petersburg, where, most notably, he managed the design and implementation of the Nation’s first P3 Transit partnership with Uber, to provide subsidized rides using public transit dollars to improve connectivity to transit stations.  Prior to HART and PSTA, Chris worked at the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida during his tenure as a Graduate Student, where he graduated with an MS in Environmental Science and Policy with a concentration in Geomatics.


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