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Mark de la Vergne

Chief of Mobility Innovation

City of Detroit

Mark de la Vergne is the Chief of Mobility Innovation for the City of Detroit.

Mayor Mike Duggan established the Office of Mobility Innovation to develop innovative solutions to addressing the issues of transit, street safety, parking and traffic operations. Mark is charged with a number of tasks, including leading the integration of Detroit’s fixed route bus network with new mobility services and technologies, deploying connected and autonomous vehicles into the City’s street network, developing new policies to better manage curbside use now and in the future, and implementing a vision for the payment of mobility services.
Prior to joining Mayor Duggan’s team, Mark worked in the private sector where he led city building efforts for cities across North America, including Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, Toronto, and Pittsburgh. He has a Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.