Benjamin T. Limmer, AICP
Benjamin T. Limmer, AICP, is the Chief Executive Officer of the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART).
From the first day of his journey with HART, Mr. Limmer embarked on building a frame work for transformation of the Agency in support of a culture of excellence. Mr. Limmer’s vision of the path forward is built on three pillars: Discover what HART is doing well and the areas of opportunity through listening to employees, customers, and community stakeholders. Plan to deliver customer-centric service and provide community value. Execute on the vision of rebranding HART as the finest transit system in the nation that provides a gold standard of service excellence.
Before stepping into the role of HART’s CEO, Limmer served at the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) as Assistant General Manager and as the primary executive advisor to the Authority’s GM/CEO on strategic initiatives, development of expansion and service plans, and monitoring MARTA’s overall performance. Benjamin T. Limmer, AICP, is recognized in the public transportation industry as a transformative, fiscally responsible, and highly efficient leader. He was named as the transit industry’s prestigious Mass Transit Magazine’s “40 Under 40.” He was also the recipient of the Women’s Transportation Seminar, Honorable Ray LaHood “Man of the Year” Award.
A graduate of numerous leadership programs, Limmer holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Northern Iowa and a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning, Design, and Development from Cleveland State University.