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Image of Brian Atkinson in the UAB Transportation officeFollowing a national search, Brian Atkinson has been named Executive Director of UAB Transportation. He has extensive knowledge & experience with UAB, as he has served for more than four years as UAB Transportation's Program Manager for Transportation Demand Management and as Co-Interim Executive Director of Transportation.

In his previous role, Atkinson focused on strategies to provide effective alternative transportation options to patients, students, employees and guests. In his new role Atkinson will focus on improving all aspects of transportation and parking, including, but not limited to, customer service, parking operations & planning, transit, alternative modes of transportation and fleet management. As an urban university and academic medical center it is important to use all options to get people to, from and around campus.

Atkinson is no stranger to understanding transportation in Birmingham. Before joining UAB in March 2018, he spent four years as the business outreach manager for CommuteSmart, part of the Regional Planning Commission. His experience extends beyond his time with CommuteSmart. While serving in the U.S. Air Force from 1994 to 1998, he worked in logistics. He’s also managed public programs, sales and marketing and consulted on public issues across the state.

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