Nish Trivedi has been named Orange County Transportation Director, county manager Bonnie Hammersley announced Sept. 1.
Trivedi had been serving as Interim Transportation Director since April and has been at Orange County since September 2017, when he was hired as a Transportation Planner in the Planning and Inspection Department. As Transportation Planner, he directed and coordinated all transportation projects, plans, and programs in the County and collaborated with local jurisdictions and regional, state and federal agencies, including N.C. Department of Transportation, Metropolitan and Rural Planning Organizations as well as Triangle J Council of Governments.
“Nish is a dedicated transportation planner who is focused on improving local and regional quality of life through innovative solutions and strategies,” Hammersley said. “He will bring a wealth of experience and strong leadership skills to Orange County.”
While serving as Transportation Planner, Trivedi worked on many key projects, including the 2019 Efland-Buckhorn-Mebane Access Management Plan, the ongoing US 70 Multimodal Corridor Study and Orange County Transportation Projects Map.
Before coming to Orange County, Trivedi worked as a Transportation Planner for the Town of Waxhaw, N.C., as a Land Use/Transportation Planner for the Augusta-Richmond County, Ga., and Transportation Planner for Augusta Regional Transportation Study Metropolitan Planning Organization.
“Orange County continues growing through its amazing people, all of whom I am eternally grateful to and humbled by this opportunity to continue serving,” said Trivedi.
He has a master’s in City and Regional Planning from the University of Memphis and is the owner/chief instructor at Tiger Way of Honor Martial Arts in Hillsborough.