Director, Fleet & Transit
Clinton Bench traces his involvement in transportation back to his childhood, when he collected road maps and became fascinated about how people traveled from place to place. These interests led him to MIT, where he received his B.S. in Civil Engineering, followed by an M.S. from the UMass.
Clinton began his career as a Service Planner for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), and later managed transit service planning for the Boston Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). In 2008, he was appointed Deputy Director of Planning for MassDOT where he oversaw programming for the $1 billion annual capital program and chaired Massachusetts’ 13 MPOs.
In 2015, Clinton began his current role as UCLA’s Director of Fleet & Transit where he oversees the procurement, operation, and maintenance of 1150 vehicles – including the BruinBus public transit system – as well as university driver safety. Clinton is also leading the transformation of the UCLA fleet toward a zero-emission future by 2025, consistent with the UC Carbon Neutrality Policy.