Duran brings vision, motivation to Public Transportation Manager’s role

Ron Duran will soon move from the Division of Motor Vehicles to become the new Public Transportation Manager. Duran, currently the Driver Records Program Supervisor, will ascend to the PT management position Dec. 1. The position has been vacant since Jeff Marker left to become the Aeronautics Administrator last month.

“I am thrilled for this new challenge and I am humbled by the opportunity to lead an exceptional team,” Duran said. “I can’t wait to get started building relationships with my new team, stakeholders, and industry.”

Duran started at the Idaho Transportation Department in July 2018 in Driver Records, overseeing a staff of 15 employees. The unit processes suspensions, hearings, court packets, SR22s, and more.

“Leaving the DMV is bittersweet, as the people and leadership are phenomenal,” Duran added. “I am eager for this new chapter in my career and to build on the success of the Public Transportation Office.”

Duran came to the department after 10 years as an operations manager for a private security contractor. He attended Boise State University.

He volunteers as an EMT in Wilder, and has served on the State-2-State Governance Committee as the Idaho Representative.

“Ron has an amazing ability to envision what is possible and make positive changes,” ITD Chief Deputy Scott Stokes said. Duran will report to Stokes in his new position.

“This vision, combined with his proven record on motivating teams and partnership, will be something that will help us find the best way to provide transportation services and to be the best department,” Stokes added.