The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has named Linda C. Ford as Chief Counsel, effective January 9, 2017.
Ford, who holds a Juris Doctorate from Indiana University School of Law, has worked at the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) for the last 16 years serving in USDOT’s Office of General Counsel and Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Office of Chief Counsel. She currently serves as Associate Administrator of the FTA’s Office of Civil Rights.
“I am very pleased to announce that Linda Ford will be joining APTA as chief counsel,” said Richard A. White, APTA Acting President and CEO. “Her extensive expertise in legal and policy matters and her hands-on experience at the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Transit Administration will be an
asset to APTA as we work to advance public transportation.”
“This is an exciting opportunity to join APTA,” said Linda Ford. “I am looking forward to continuing my work with the public transit industry in this new capacity.”
Prior to joining the USDOT, Ford held legal and law judge positions in the State of Indiana. She has a Bachelor of General Science degree from Purdue University. Ford resides in Washington, DC.
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The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is a nonprofit international association of more than 1,500 public and private sector organizations, engaged in the areas of bus, paratransit, light rail, commuter rail, subways, waterborne services, and intercity and high-speed passenger rail. This includes: transit systems; planning, design, construction, and finance firms; product and service providers; academic institutions; transit associations and state departments of transportation. APTA is the only association in North America that represents all modes of public transportation. APTA members serve the public interest by providing safe, efficient and economical transit services and products. More than 90 percent of the people using public transportation in the United States and Canada ride APTA member systems.