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John M. Inglish

John Inglish

Retired CEO
Utah Transit Authority

ITI Board Member



John Inglish has worked in the transportation field for more than 35 years. With an engineering background, Inglish began his career in 1970 as a systems planning engineer for the Utah State Highway Department. In the early 70's he began working for the Wasatch Front Regional council on the early initiatives that formed today's UTA. He holds degrees in civil engineering and transportation engineering, and he has held several transit management positions in operations, planning and marketing. In August of 1997, the UTA board of trustees appointed Inglish as the general manager for the Utah Transit Authority. In May 2010, he was appointed chief executive officer. Under his leadership, UTA has garnered national and worldwide recognition for its transportation systems. Inglish is internationally recognized for his transit expertise and his ability to make transit projects a reality. He also sits on the board of governors for the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce and has chaired many committees for the American Public Transportation Association, including a three-year term on the executive board of directors. He is a member of the board of directors of the University of Denver Intermodal Transportation Institute and the executive board of The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITSA). Internationally he serves as the U.S. representative on the policy board of the UITP, the international public transit association and is the chair of the international sustainability commission of that association. Inglish retired as CEO of UTA in 2013.