Drew Poeta

Transit Manager, North Bay Transit

Drew Poeta manages the operation of conventional, specialized and on-demand transit services for the City of North Bay.  Working in the public transit field since 2010 he has had the opportunity to work with two Northern Ontario communities.  Drew holds a Masters in Sociology from the University of Guelph and has worked as a Transit Operator, Operations Supervisor, Transit Planner, and Manager.   

In January of 2021, in partnership with Via Transportation, Drew and the North Bay Transit team introduced an on-demand transit pilot for off-peak hours.  The pilot integrated fixed routes and an on-demand zone.  North Bay and VIA Transportation have worked together to adapt the service as ridership increased and introduced new features to increase efficiencies and improve customer experiences.