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DEC 2014 -JAN 2015

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DECEMBER 2014/JANUARY 2015 | | Mass Transit | 9 TheRide Awards Contract for Paratransit Services ▶ The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Au- thority (TheRide) awarded Select Ride Inc. a contract to provide paratransit services. The new contract allows TheRide to provide in-house advance reservation scheduling, an aspect of the service delivery which has not been provided directly by TheRide since 2004. Fisk Electric Awarded $87M Transbay Transit Center Contract ▶ Tutor Perini Corp. announced its special- ty contracting subsidiary, Fisk Electric Co., has been awarded a contract valued at $87 million by Webcor/Obayashi Joint Venture for work on the Transbay Transit Center project in San Francisco, California. The scope of work consists of the installation of all electrical, communica- tions, life safety, fre alarm, security and integrated network systems. Sun Tran Sun Tran has named Jared Forte as a new as- sistant general manager. Forte brings more than 16 years of experience in the transit industry, most recently serving as the assistant general manager for the Transit Authority of Lexington Kentucky (Lextran). He is an employee of Transdev, the company contracted by the city of Tucson to manage the daily oper- ations of Sun Tran. His responsibilities include oversight of several departments, including scheduling and services development, procure- ment and operations. www.MassTransitmag. com/12016837 Metropolitan Transit System Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) promoted Andy Goddard to super- intendent of light rail vehicle maintenance. With more than 17 years of experience, he is now responsible for develop- ing and implementing the department's strategic plan to maintain a feet of 129 trains that provide 39 million passenger trips per year. He will also oversee a $12 million budget and a staf of 72 employees. Prior to this, Goddard was the assistant superintendent of light rail vehicle maintenance. www.MassTransitmag. com/12019274 Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority The HART Board of Directors selected Katharine Eagan as the authority's new chief executive officer. She has been the HART Interim CEO since the previous CEO Philip R. Hale announced his retirement in May. HART hired Eagan in 2009 as chief of service develop- ment, directing service planning and scheduling, as well as marketing and community relations. Prior to joining HART, Eagan was the director of service development at the Maryland Transit Administration. www.MassTransitmag. com/12015876 Gannett Fleming Jefery Hurley was hired as Gannett Fleming's deputy project manager on the Caltrain project. He will lead day-to-day operations for the project; plan, organize, direct, coordinate and review the work of project staf and sub-consultants; and serve as a liaison between stakeholders. Charles Lynch was hired as vice president of the Gannett Fleming Transit & Rail Systems Division. He will serve as project manager for the work to support the moderniza- tion program, including the Peninsula Corridor electrifcation project. www.MassTransitmag. com/12017557 Jefery A. Hurley Andy Goddard Katharine Eagan Jared A. Forte Stephen W. Shaw Charles R. Lynch People in the News Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Meeting Jan. 11-15 • Washington, D.C. The TRB Annual Meeting program covers all transportation modes, with more than 5,000 presentations in nearly 750 sessions and workshops addressing topics of interest to all attendees — policy makers, admin- istrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. UITP Planning Tomorrow's Smart Cities: Turning Plans into Reality Jan. 22 Brussels, Belgium APTA Business Member Board of Governors' Annual Business Meeting Jan. 26-28 Palm Beach, Fla. New Partners for Smart Growth Jan. 29-31 Baltimore, Md. Smart Card Alliance Payment Summit Feb. 3-5 Salt Lake City, Utah APTA Transit CEOs Seminar Feb. 7-10 Phoenix, Ariz. APTA Marketing & Communications Workshop Feb. 22-25 Palm Beach, Fla. APTA Legal Afairs Seminar Feb. 22-24 New Orleans, La. Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum Feb. 25-27 New York, N.Y. SWTA & NMTA Joint Annual Conference & Expo March 1-4 Santa Fe, N.M. APTA Legislative Conference March 8-10 Washington, D.C. Keolis Keolis announced that Stephen Shaw has been named president and chief executive ofcer of its Keolis Transit America subsidiary, with overall responsibility for manag- ing the company's transit operations in the U.S. He has more than 35 years of expe- rience managing a variety of transportation operations, beginning his career with his family's business, Shaw Bus Service. When the company was acquired by Laidlaw Transit he became the regional manager and later regional VP for Veolia Transportation Services. He joined Keolis Transit America in August 2013 as COO. www.MassTransitmag. com/12019288 Events For more on upcoming events, vist 'See Tracks? Think Train!' Campaign ▶ Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is work- ing with local advocates for persons who are homeless and Operation Lifesaver Inc., to educate the homeless community about potential dangers around rail tracks. For more News and Extended stories go to

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