Linn County Welcomes New LIFTS Director, Honors Outgoing Director
On September 30, 2022, Tom Hardecopf will retire from his role as LIFTS director, a position he has held for 13 years since first joining Linn County in 2009. During his tenure as director, Hardecopf helped advance the LIFTS Department by overseeing a move to a new building that provides indoor parking for buses (an operational benefit in Iowa winters), updated staff training, and updated the fleet of buses to enhance operational efficiency. Hardecopf is a certified Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) coordinator and served on the Linn County and Cedar Rapids ADA Commission.
Carter Baldwin will succeed Hardecopf as the new LIFTS Director. He most recently worked as Director of Transportation for the Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments and was a previous Operations Supervisor for Johnson County SEATS, a paratransit bus service for seniors and people with disabilities. Baldwin also previously worked for Linn County as Associate Director of Options of Linn County from 2005-2010. Learn more.