Brevard Commission Confirms Terry Jordan as New Director of Space Coast Area Transit
By Space Coast Daily // July 9, 2021
Jordan has served as Space Coast Area Transit’s Planner since June 2017
BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Board of County Commissioners unanimously confirmed Terry A. Jordan as the new Director of the Transit Services Department at their July 6 meeting.
Former Transit Director Scott Nelson retired earlier this year.
Jordan has served as Space Coast Area Transit’s Planner since June 2017, working on major initiatives such as the intelligent transportation system installation, mobile fare payments and bus stop improvements.
Prior to working for Brevard County, Jordan managed two rural transit systems in North Carolina and worked for the North Carolina Department of Transportation managing federal transit grants. He began his career in 1990 at the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority, also known as Lynx.
“Terry’s previous experience has prepared him well to manage all areas of transit services,” said Assistant County Manager Jim Liesenfelt.
“We know he will capably lead Transit Services Department employees and continue building on the successful public transportation system already in place. I remain amazed and proud of how our transit management and staff work together, work hard and deliver great service—even through the most difficult year I can remember.”
As a former transit agency director, Jordan was in charge of operations, financial management, budgeting and grants, new service development, State and Federal compliance, policy development, and quality control.
Elected twice to the North Carolina Public Transportation Association Board of Directors, he also presented federally funded programs at the annual Community Transit Conference for North Carolina Public Transportation Systems. Jordan attended Craven Community College and is a graduate of the Brevard County Executive Leadership Program.
“I am very appreciative and excited for this new opportunity,” said Jordan.
“Our entire team has been working hard to improve the transit experience for our customers. In April, we unveiled new service in Titusville, Port Saint John, and expanded service in South Beach. Additionally, an entire collection of new transit tools have also been released, including a feature-rich bus tracking website, state-of-the-art apps for Android and iOS smartphones, an onboard audio announcement system and contactless mobile fare ticketing.
“Most importantly, our customers can now receive real-time vehicle updates, view their bus on a map in real-time, and know for certain when their bus is coming. Also, Wi-Fi will soon be available on all fixed-route buses. I am privileged to lead such a great staff, as together we continue moving Brevard’s transit system into the future,” Jordan said.