Chief Operating Officer
Duane Eskierka brings more than 20 years of experience in transit leadership to his role as Chief Operating Officer for Transdev Services. In this role, Duane oversees more than 80 contracts with transit agencies for bus and paratransit service, with responsibility to deliver on the company’s promises to clients and assure quality performance. He oversees regional and location-based staff for all aspects of operations, safety and fleet maintenance in contracts across the country.
Duane has held varying roles of increasing responsibility and built a track record of success as a General Manager, Regional Vice President, and Senior Vice President. He has led teams that delivered consistently positive results and has engineered significant improvements in performance in multiple domains of providing safe, reliable, quality service operations. He has also held roles as Regional Vice President in the Southwest, and Senior Vice President of Operations for Western Division where he worked to establish protocols and processes to drive continuous improvement before taking on the role of Chief Operating Officer.
Duane is adept at building trust-based relationships and strong teamwork and has mentored many managers throughout the company. He has led teams that delivered consistently positive results and has also helped engineer significant performance improvements in multiple cities. He is an innovative problem-solver and thought leader in transit operations and business development.
He has a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources and a master’s degree in Business Management. In addition, he is a military veteran, having served in the U.S. Air Force for seven years. He has also served on numerous APTA committees and in a variety of roles in community organizations.
Transdev North America is the largest private sector operator of multiple modes of transit in North America, providing bus, rail, paratransit, shuttle, sedan and taxi services. We manage over 200 transportation contracts for cities, transit authorities and airports, providing safe and sustainable mobility solutions. Our mission is to improve public transportation, to enhance quality of life and combat global warming.