SCAT hosted a meet-and-greet Thursday evening to introduce new director Larry Baxa to the community.
Baxa, who is originally from Tiffin, started work with SCAT Dec. 3.
"There is so much to learn, that's for sure," he said. "I've gotten to meet quite a few of the drivers, and, of course, our staff here."
Baxa said he wants to help improve communications with not only the SCAT staff, but with the public.
"We have a very strong staff here," he said. "The drivers, they're all great, they're experienced."
SCAT also is looking to move into a new facility at the end of January, Baxa said.
"It's going to be a very nice, new facility," he said. "Just the way they're going to spread our staff out, it's going to make it less chaotic. Right now everbody's there, phones are ringing on everybody's desk each day, (at the new building) everybody's going to have their own offices."
Before coming to SCAT, Baxa worked at Ohio Rural Community Assistance Program. He is a retired Navy captain and has background as a village administrator.
"Until I got here, I never realized how tremendous of an asset this is for the community," Baxa said. "There's a lot of elderly and disabled people, naturally, but we transport a lot of students. A lot of people, just to get to work they need transportation."