Head of Renewable Energy Programs, TTC
With over 25+ years at Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), Michelle has held roles that span the organization, including business system analyst, project management, portfolio management, strategic initiatives, and revenue protection. Michelle was also the Program Manager for the TTC’s initial 60 Electric Bus (eBus) procurement and implementation of the related charging systems.
Michelle Jones is the Head of Renewable Energy Programs for the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) under the newly formed Innovation and Sustainability Program. The Innovation & Sustainability Program is a new organization-wide initiative that will allow the TTC to continue exploring the ideas we need to better prepare for the future. It will build on the success of existing green initiatives, including plans for a fully electric TTC fleet by 2040, reducing carbon emissions, and preparing for climate change. The program will also explore innovative and emerging technologies to serve customers better, reduce the TTC’s environmental impact and make the operations more resilient to the effects of climate change. The Innovation and Sustainability Program is a 15-year, $10+ billion portfolio of capital programs, including delivery of TTC’s vehicle procurements, overhauls, and electrification infrastructure.
Michelle is a member of the American Public Transit Association (APTA) Diversity and Inclusion Council and serves on the Board of Directors for the Conference of Minority Transit Officials (COMTO) Toronto and Region, the TTC Pension Plan and the Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC).
Michelle graduated from York University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics for Commerce. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and is currently studying for her Executive Masters of Business Administration (eMBA).