The City of Culver City is pleased to announce that Diana Chang is the City’s new Chief Transportation Officer. Diana, who began working for the Transportation Department in 2005, has most recently served as the Department’s Transportation and Mobility Planning Manager, leading the City’s transportation and mobility planning and management efforts. As the Chief Transportation Officer, she will report to City Manager John Nachbar. Diana will manage a departmental budget of over $66 million. She will oversee four Divisions in Transportation: Fleet Services, Transit Administration, Transportation Planning, and Transit Operations – a total of 195 employees.
Diana’s expertise includes innovative mobility solutions, strategic mobility planning and collaboration, mobility management, and transportation capital improvement projects. Her past efforts have been focused on improving citywide mobility, including the MOVE Culver City Project, the Metro E-Line (Expo) Light Rail station in Culver City, the Culver CityBus Comprehensive Service Analysis, the Micromobility Program, the Transportation Demand Management Program, the SmartBus System, the Bus Signal Priority System, the Real-Time Bus Arrival Information System, and the Culver CityBus Rapid Line on Sepulveda Boulevard.
As the new Chief Transportation Officer, Diana will lead the department in operating and implementing citywide mobility services and initiatives to reimagine mobility, connect community, and enhance the quality of life in Culver City.
Diana assumes this position following the retirement of former Chief Transportation Officer Rolando Cruz.
About the Transportation Department
The Transportation Department is responsible for the planning, delivery, and monitoring of mobility services. The Department is responsible for overseeing Culver City’s citywide mobility planning, the City’s participation in regional transportation projects, citywide mobility services and relevant community engagement, the City’s Transportation Demand Management Ordinance, and all mandated air quality and environmental compliance. The Department provides public transit service on seven regular routes and a bus rapid transit (BRT) route throughout Culver City and West Los Angeles; provides on-demand transit service; and administers the City’s micromobility program. The Department is also responsible for securing local, state, and federal transportation revenues; monitoring and participation in regional and national transportation legislation, issues, projects, and programs; monitoring and participating in public transit industry activities; coordinating the City’s Rideshare Program; and administering the City’s Taxi Coupon Program. The Department also administers the City’s Asset Replacement Fund. The Equipment Maintenance Division maintains over 500 pieces of equipment including, Police, Fire, Sanitation, Public Works, Parks, and Transit vehicles. The department also maintains, repairs, and replaces all city-owned bus stops. Administratively, the Department is responsible for safety, training, and fiscal management, including preparing the annual budget; collecting, recording, and reporting all revenue and expenses; and securing countywide, state, and federal transportation grants for the entire department and the City’s mobility initiatives.
About Culver City
Culver City is a five-square-mile, urban community of 40,779 residents surrounded mostly by the City of Los Angeles but also shares a border with unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. It is centrally located on the Westside near Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and Los Angeles International Airport. Culver City is particularly known for its well-run public school system, “small town” charm, growing high-tech and creative economies, and a dynamic downtown that is regionally known as a destination for restaurants, live theater, and art galleries.