Hawai’i County welcomes new mass transit administrator
Victor Kandle has been named the new mass transit agency administrator for Hawaiʻi County.
Kandle’s background includes program management, customer service and transit control. Originally from Portland, he has worked for 20 years in leadership roles at TriMet, the city’s mass transit agency.
His official start date in Hawai’i County was June 16.
According to the release, Kandle was chosen for his background in command center operations, transit control within bus and train transit systems, as well as his experience in incident management, FEMA contingency planning, CDL, and management training.
“We are thrilled to welcome Victor Kandle as the new Administrator for the County of Hawaiʻi Mass Transit Agency,” said Hawai’i County Mayor Mitch Roth in the release. “His impressive skill set and industry knowledge make him an invaluable asset to our team. Under his leadership, we are confident that our transportation services will continue to meet the needs of our growing community, helping us to forge a sustainable and equitable island where our keiki can thrive and succeed for generations to come.”