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American Public Transportation Association

 Classifieds for August 12, 2016

Passenger Transport classified ads are the leading marketplace for the public transportation industry. In every biweekly issue, transit systems and businesses place their requests for bids and proposals, help wanted notices, and for sale advertisements - and they get results. All classifieds that appear in print also appear in the online electronic version of Passenger Transport, reaching more than 18,000 readers.

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  • Bids/Proposals

    • St. Cloud Metro Bus - RFI

      REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

      St. Cloud Metro Bus is accepting a Request for Information for a complete Financial, HR, Employee Sched, Asset mgt, etc. software program. The RFI with detailed info can be viewed and printed from our website, www.ridemetrobus.com


    • James City County - RFP

      JAMES CITY COUNTY
      REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
      16-8942 TROLLEY BUS

      Sealed proposals to establish a term contract through competitive negotiation from qualified firms to provide Trolley Bus for the Williamsburg Area Transit Authority will be accepted by the James City County Purchasing Director or her designated representative on September 8, 2016, 2pm local time, in the Purchasing Office, 101-F Mounts Bay Road, Suite 300, Williamsburg, VA 23185. Solicitation documents available for download at:
      http://www.jamescitycountyva.gov/467/Bids-Requests-For-Proposals


    • Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority - RFP

      LOS ANGELES COUNTY
      METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY (METRO)

      Metro will receive Proposals for RFP NO.: OP28367 - FORTY-FOOT (40’) AND SIXTY FOOT (60’) LOW FLOOR CNG OR ZERO EMISSION BUS PROCUREMENT per specifications on file at the Office of Procurement, One Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (9th Floor).

      All Bids/Proposals must be submitted to Metro, and be filed at the reception desk of the Office of Procurement on or before 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time as follows:
      Group A – Up to 600 40’ Low Floor CNG Transit Buses Friday, September 30, 2016
      Group B – Up to 400 60’ Low Floor CNG Transit Buses Friday, October 14, 2016
      Group C – Up to 100 40’ Low Floor Zero Emission Buses Friday, December 2, 2016
      Group D – Up to 100 60’ Low Floor Zero Emission Buses Friday, December 2, 2016

      Proposals received after the above date and time may be rejected and returned unopened. Each Proposal must be sealed and marked RFP No. OP28367 Group “A/B/C/D”. A Pre-Proposal conference will be Onlyheld on Monday, August 29, 2016, 1:00 p.m. at the Mulholland Conference Room, 15th Floor, One Gateway Plaza Building, Los Angeles, California.

      You may obtain technical specifications/a copy of the RFP via downloading on Metro’s Vendor Portal, www.metro.net Vendor Portal/Solicitations/Open Solicitations/RFP OP28367, or further information, by faxing Elizabeth Hernandez at (213) 922-1004.
      8/15/16
      CNS-2909425#
      PASSENGER TRANSPORT C/O AMER


  • Help Wanted

    • North County Transit District - Chief Financial Officer

      CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
      NORTH COUNTY TRANSIT DISTRICT

      How would you like to play a key role with a multi-modal transit authority that is located in one of the most beautiful regions in the U.S.? KL2 Connects has been retained to identify candidates for the position of Chief Financial Officer for North County Transit District (North San Diego County, California). Reporting to NCTD’s Executive Director, the winning candidate will lead NCTD’s Finance Division (accounting, budget, fare revenues, grants). He/she will oversee staff; direct the upgrading of systems; be familiar with state, FRA, FTA regulations; and understand relevant accounting principles (CA General Accounting Standards, CA State Controller Accounting Standards, Federal Accounting Standards, Cost Accounting Principles for Federal Contracts, and GAO). He/she will be sufficiently experienced to hit the ground running and will bring to the job outstanding interpersonal and communications skills. At a minimum, he/she will have a Bachelor’s in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or a related field (MBA or CPA highly valued) and 10-plus years of progressive and relevant experience. A transit background is strongly preferred. NCTD offers an attractive compensation package, a rewarding professional environment, and equal opportunity. To be considered, email a letter of interest, resume, salary history, and 4-5 professional references to Paul Muldoon (paul@kl2connects.com), Principal, KL2 Connects LLC.


    • Community Transit - Data Program Supervisor

      COMMUNITY TRANSIT
      DATA PROGRAM SUPERVISOR

      The Data Program Supervisor is an exciting opportunity to work with new technologies and motivated staff in a dynamic setting. Creativity, analysis, problem solving and mentoring skills will enable the successful candidate to make a real difference in supporting high quality, efficient transit service for citizens of Snohomish County.
      If you are a critical thinker with outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, exceptionally organized and are able to understand and apply complex information, consider applying for this position today.

      Visit us online for the complete job description and to apply! www.CommunityTransit.org

      This position is open until filled, with first consideration given to complete applications submitted before August 31, 2016.
      Community Transit provides a tobacco-free and drug-free work environment. As a recipient of federal funds, Community Transit is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on any basis prohibited by Federal, State or Local law. We value and encourage diversity in our workforce. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.


    • Transit Authority of River City - Assistant Executive Director

      TRANSIT AUTHORITY OF RIVER CITY
      ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

      Please come join us, learn, grow and enjoy. The Transit Authority of River City (TARC), the public transportation provider for Louisville, KY is seeking a dynamic, experienced and energetic Assistant Executive Director to provide leadership and direction for TARC’s internal operations. Responsibilities include searching for and implementing strategies for on-going improvement in customer service, performance and safety, leading labor relations efforts and assuring cost-effective use of resources. This position stands in for the Executive Director when requested and serves as an external ambassador for TARC. The successful candidate must be able to work comfortably with a diverse population and exhibit strong management, organizational and interpersonal communication skills.

      Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in business administration, urban planning or other relevant fields and a minimum of six years of experience in the transportation industry, including AT least three years of supervisory experience. A combination of education, training and experience may be substituted when demonstration of competency in the position is shown. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.

      Qualified candidates should submit cover letter, resume and references no later than Monday, August 29, 2016 to: TARC Human Resources, 1000 W. Broadway, Louisville, KY 40203 or Email: Skinnett@ridetarc.org

      TARC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
      AND DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE


    • Public Transportation Commission of Hillsborough County - Executive Director

      EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
      PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
      (TAMPA, FL)

      Pop. 1,300,000; Salary: $115k - $150k/yr DOQ.
      Closing date: August, 26, 2016. http://www.jobaps.com/Hillsborough/jobs/csb/details.asp?R1=1607&R2=DIRPTCGU99&R3=001at


    • TriMet - Executive Director of Transportation

      EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION
      (TRIMET, PORTLAND OR)

      Do you have extensive experience in directing the operations of very large and complex rail and bus transit systems? Does working in a collaborative and inclusive organization that values employee participation and growth appeal to you? Would you like to live in a progressive and beautiful community in the Pacific Northwest? TriMet (Portland, OR) is seeking an Executive Director, Transportation who has the depth of experience and comprehensive background that develops from working in large scale transit operations. Reporting directly to the COO, the Executive Director, Transportation will direct and manage all operational activities of the Transportation Division, which includes integrated fixed-route bus, light rail and commuter rail transportation, accessible transportation programs (LIFT), route scheduling, and service delivery. He or she will have direct responsibility for field operations and the Operations Command Center, will play a large leadership role in the agency, and will participate as a member of the agency’s Executive Management Team. Strategic, change-oriented management is critical to success in this new opportunity. The position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Management, Transportation, or a related field plus a minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience in an executive or senior level position working with a unionized workforce. (The equivalent in education and experience may be considered.) TriMet offers an attractive salary and benefit package, a challenging and rewarding professional environment, and equal opportunity. To be considered, email a cover letter, salary history, 3-4 professional references, and a resume to Celia Kupersmith (celia@kl2connects.com), at KL2 Connects. For additional detail, visit www.kl2connects.com and view the Open Jobs page.


    • American Public Transportation Association - Director - Safety & Security

      DIRECTOR-SAFETY & SECURITY

      The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is seeking a dynamic Director-Safety & Security to lead the delivery of its Rail and Bus Safety Management Programs, which include management of the Safety Audit Program as well as support of the Risk Management and Safety committees. He/she will represent APTA on industry safety efforts and serve as a liaison to relevant government agencies as well as industry partners and institutions. Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and/or a minimum of seven years of related safety experience; prefer Master’s degree and/or 10+ years of direct transportation industry experience in operations, safety assurance or safety engineering as well as experience in the development and oversight of Safety Management Systems (SMS) in a complex operating environment similar to the transit industry; or an equivalent combination of college education and industry-related work experience will also be considered. Other requirements are direct knowledge of and job related experience in the transit industry, strong project management (handling multiple, ongoing projects), willingness to take initiative, strong organizational skills, superior time management/prioritization skills, committee management/engagement experience, exceptional customer service skills and attention to detail. Computer skills include the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); experience with NetForum (or ability to learn within three months). Must be able to travel to assigned conferences and meetings. Metro Center location with excellent benefits. Send cover letter, resume with salary history to: Human Resources, American Public Transportation Association, 1300 I Street, NW, Suite 1200 East, Washington, DC 20005 or email resume to aptajobs@apta.com or fax resume to 202-496-4326 EOE M/F/D Principals Only


    • Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority - Planning Manager

      PLANNING MANAGER
      DES MOINES AREA REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY (DART)
      DES MOINES, IA

      The Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART), the largest transit system in Iowa, serves nearly 600,000 residents. Greater Des Moines is a hub of commercial, cultural and political activity, home to two major colleges, and is widely considered one of the top three “insurance capitals” in the world. In 2016, Business Insider ranked Des Moines the #1 “Best City for the Middle Class,” U.S. News & World Report ranked Des Moines as the #2 Best Affordable Place to Live in the U.S. and Fortune ranked Des Moines as the #5 “Best Place Where Millennials Are Buying Houses.”

      With an annual budget of $30+ million, DART’s 119 local/express buses, 31 paratransit and on-call vehicles, and 100 rideshare vans, provided nearly 4.8 million rides in FY 2016.

      Under direction of the Chief Engagement & Communications Officer, the Planning Manager will supervise DART’s professional transit planning staff, consultants and functions. As a part of the management team, he/she will develop, oversee and supervise short and long range service planning, facilities planning, budget development and special projects to improve service to existing and potential customers. This includes expansion planning, station planning, land use and land development planning, service integration, strategic & policy planning, and short- and long-term capital and system planning.

      He/she must be a good communicator, working with external stakeholders, coordinating with other jurisdictions, agencies, businesses, the public and internal departments to develop strategic partnerships that support and enhance DART’s mission. He/she will also manage public participation for planning activities in accordance to Federal and DART policy.

      Bachelor’s degree in urban and/or transportation planning, geography, public administration or a related field required. Master’s Degree preferred. Minimum of seven years transit planning experience required, including three years in a supervisory capacity.

      DART offers competitive benefits/salary. For a complete job description: www.harrisrand.com under “Current Opportunities,” or submit resume/salary requirements in confidence to Christopher Boylan at Harris Rand Lusk Executive Search: cboylan@harrisrand.com


    • Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority - Chief Engineer

      CHIEF ENGINEER

      The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, located near downtown Washington DC, is seeking a savvy, forward-thinking transit executive to serve as the Chief Engineer. The Chief Engineer will be a vital and contributing member of the Authority’s executive management team. This is a newly created position and with its inception comes the opportunity to literally shape the future of the Authority as it rebuilds its infrastructure.

      Reporting to the General Manager/CEO, the Chief Engineer will serve as the Authority’s leading transit project delivery executive with direct oversight management responsibility for the Capital Program. The Chief oversees the Office of the Chief Engineer consisting of three departments, Real Estate, Design & Construction, and Planning Department, respectively. The Office of the Chief Engineer has a combined staff of approximately 300 employees with an operating budget of $40+ million.

      The ideal candidate will possess a track record of demonstrated accomplishments and superior performance in successfully leading a transit project delivery operation that functions as a major contributor to the overall success of the organization. Executive presence, political astuteness, and excellent communications skills (both verbal and written) are also important professional characteristics for the successful candidate to possess.

      The position requires a minimum of fifteen (15) years of senior leadership experience in the planning and design of capital programs, as well as the delivery of major complex capital projects, preferably in the public transit sector. A bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Transportation, Business Administration, and/or a related field is required. Registration as a Professional Engineer is also required. Salary Range: $190,000- $230,000. Filing Deadline: Open until filled. Relocation assistance is provided. To apply, contact James Lincoln, Lincoln & Associates @ (702) 655-6858, and/or james@lincolnrecruiting.com.


    • Agency for Community Transit, Inc. - Fleet Mnager

      FLEET MANAGER – GRANITE CITY, IL

      The Agency for Community Transit, Inc. (ACT) is looking for an experienced Fleet Manager to plan, direct, organize, and develop the maintenance of a fleet of fixed-route transit and paratransit buses, commuter vans and support vehicles. This key position reports directly to the CEO, and oversees a total of 50 highly capable employees.
      Minimum Requirements:
      • A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or equivalent experience in Fleet Management related fields. CAFM (Certified Automotive Fleet Manager) is preferred.
      • A minimum of 5 years of administrative experience related to fleet maintenance, and 5 years of direct fleet maintenance supervisory experience is required.
      • Ability to manage, plan, coordinate, and supervise the Maintenance Department, including overseeing the function of vehicle procurement, maintenance and disposal.
      • Excellent communication skills, oral and writing, people oriented with strong technical capabilities.
      • Ability to develop, solicit and manage contracts with outside vendors.
      • Experience in creating and establishing fleet policies, procedures, specifications, and strategies.

      Additional Requirement: Must be a resident within the County of Madison, Illinois, within 180 days of employment.

      Salary range $90,000. - $110,000., DOQ. Excellent Fringe Benefit Package.

      Submit Resume and cover letter to:
      Executive Director
      Agency for Community Transit
      One Transit Way
      PO Box 7500
      Granite City, IL 62040-7500
      Or email to: Managingdirector@mct.org

      ACT is the operating entity for the Madison County Mass Transit District (MCT), operating 89 fixed route buses, 29 paratransit buses, 50 commuter vans. EEO / Drug Free Work Environment.


    • City of Albuquerque - Transit Manager, Fixed-route Operations

      TRANSIT MANAGER FIXED-ROUTE OPERATIONS E18

      Salary: $61,672.00 - $74,526.41 Annually; $29.65 - $35.83 Hourly; $2,372.00 - $2,866.40 Biweekly; $5,139.33 - $6,210.53 Monthly; $61,672.00 - $74,526.41 Annually
      Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
      Job Type: Full Time
      Department: Transit
      Job Number: 1601057
      Closing: Open Until Filled
      • Description
      • Benefits
      • Questions

      Position Summary
      Plan, direct, manage and oversee the activities and operations of the Fixed-Route Operations Division of the Transit Department including monitoring of all fixed route transit services, ensuring compliance with ADA and applicable regulations, and administering the Division budget; coordinate assigned activities with other divisions, departments and outside agencies; and provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Director, Associate Director, Deputy Director, Transit.

      This is a safety sensitive position subject to random drug/alcohol testing.

      Job descriptions are intended to present a general list of tasks/duties performed by employees within this job classification. Job Descriptions are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.
      Minimum Education, Experience And Additional Requirements
      Related education and experience may be interchangeable on a year for year basis.

      Bachelor’s degree in planning, public administration, business administration or a related field, plus six (6) years of professional/managerial transit experience to include four (4) years direct supervisory experience in a management and/or administrative capacity.

      ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
      Possession of a New Mexico Driver’s License (Class D), or the ability to obtain by date of hire.
      Possession of a City Operator’s Permit (COP) within 6 months from date of hire.
      May need to work holidays, weekends, evenings and/or early mornings.
      Preferred Knowledge
      • Operations, services and activities of a compresuchensive transit service program
      • Principles and practices of program development and administration
      • City streets, roads and landmark location
      • Principles and practices of procurement and inventory management
      • Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation
      • Principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration
      • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation
      • Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations
      Preferred Skills & Abilities
      • Plan, organize, direct and coordinate the work of lower level staff
      • Select, supervise, train and evaluate staff
      • Delegate authority and responsibility
      • Analyze and assess programs, policies and operational needs and make appropriate adjustments
      • Identify and respond to sensitive community and organizational issues, concerns and needs
      • Develop and administer division goals, objectives and procedures
      • Prepare administrative and financial reports
      • Prepare and administer large and complex budgets
      • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals
      • Research, analyze and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques
      • Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations
      • Communicate clearly and concisely
      • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
      • Perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation

      Agency: City of Albuquerque
      Address:
      400 Marquette NW
      Albuquerque, New Mexico 87103.
      Phone: 505 768-3700
      Website: http://CABQ.GOV


    • Translink - Vice President, Infrastructure Management & Engineering

      VICE PRESIDENT, INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT & ENGINEERING
      TRANSLINK
      VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

      Delivering a world class transportation system, TransLink is committed to excellence as Metro Vancouver’s transportation authority.
      Of the world’s major cities, only Vancouver, London and Paris have integrated their public transit and road network under one central authority with its own stream of revenue. TransLink has a combined workforce of over 6,700 employees and $8.1 billion in assets ($2.4 billion that TransLink manages and are leased from the Province of BC). To the 2.3 million people who live in Metro Vancouver, TransLink is an essential contributor to their quality of life, work and play.
      Now, the three levels of government (federal, provincial and municipal) have made a strong commitment for the investment of substantial resources into system growth and expansion in order to serve the needs of the metropolitan area.

      As a result, TransLink is now recruiting for a Vice President, Engineering & Infrastructure Management, to provide leadership on ongoing projects as well as three major infrastructure projects which will change the shape of the metropolitan Vancouver area. Given the central role of TransLink in the life of the region and the province, this is a critical public position.

      Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and as a key member of the Executive Team, the Vice President, Engineering & Infrastructure Management, will lead the ongoing repair and capital maintenance program as well as minor project construction. This is just the beginning. The new Vice President will also lead the construction of a new Patullo Bridge (a major link across the Fraser River in the road transportation network), a lead rapid transit system in Surrey, the fastest growing suburb and a major city in its own right, as well as the extension of the SkyTrain rapid transit along the Broadway corridor in order to better serve the University of British Columbia.

      As a private or public sector senior executive, you have demonstrated your ability to lead complex projects through to completion and work collaboratively with public sector stakeholders and complex missions. Your background ideally involves work with private public partnerships and a variety of flexible management and financing structures. Some of these projects may be done in partnership with other organizations or private companies; some may be done by TransLink, itself. The important key to sucOpportunitycess will be the ability to get the job done. With your excellent communications and interpersonal skills, along with superb project management leadership experience, you are the person to achieve these accomplishments. This is a rare opportunity to provide strategic and tactical leadership for transportation in Canada’s third largest urban region and a world class city.

      To explore this exciting opportunity further, please contact Craig Hemer, Ken Werker, or Brian MacDonald in our Vancouver office at 604-685-0261, or please submit your resume and information to vancouver@boyden.com and state the title of the position and organization in the subject line of your e-mail.


    • Bay Area Rapid Transit - Department Manager, Human Resources

      DEPARTMENT MANAGER, HUMAN RESOURCES
      (DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES)
      JOB ID: 6710
      LOCATION: OAKLAND, CA

      Ride BART to a satisfying career that lets you both: 1) make a difference to Bay Area residents, and 2) enjoy excellent pay, benefits and employment stability. BART is looking for people who like to be challenged, work in a fast paced environment, and have a passion for connecting over 400,000 daily riders to work, school and other places they need to go. BART offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and the CalPERS retirement program.
      Pay Rate: $122,588.66 / Minimum Annual Salary to $190,013.37 / Maximum Annual Salary
      Closing Date: August 25, 2016

      This position will be responsible for planning, directing, managing and overseeing the activities, operations, programs and services of the Human Resources Department including employee services; workers compensation; employee assistance programs; retirement and medical benefits; human resources information systems (HRIS); recruitment, employment and retention; and workforce development. Coordinates assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies; and provides complex administrative support to the Assistant General Manager, Administration and Budget; and performs related duties as assigned.

      Minimum Qualifications
      Education:
      A Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business administration, public administration, industrial psychology or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.

      Experience:

      Six (6) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional human resources experience which must have included at least three (3) years of management and administrative experience.
      Other Requirements:
      Must possess a valid California driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record.

      Substitution:

      Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

      Skill in:

      Managing and overseeing a comprehensive human resources program including recruitment, compensation, benefits, organizational development, HRIS, employment development, workers compensation, federal drug testing requirement, employee assistance programs, affirmative action and related program areas.
      Developing and administering departmental goals, objectives and procedures.

      Analyzing and assessing policies and operational needs and making appropriate adjustments.
      Identifying and responding to sensitive community and organizational issues, concerns and needs.

      Planning, organizing, directing and coordinating the work of lower level staff.

      Delegating authority and responsibility.

      Selecting, supervising, training and evaluating staff.
      Researching, analyzing and evaluating new service delivery methods and techniques.

      Working effectively with labor unions.

      Facilitating diverse groups and resolving conflicts.

      Preparing clear and concise administrative and financial reports.
      Preparing and administering large and complex budgets.

      Interpreting and applying applicable Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations.

      Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
      Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

      Please apply to Job ID #6710 online at: www.bart.gov/jobs.
      Equal Employment Opportunitycess


    • Ben Franklin Transit - Human Resources Manager

      HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER
      BEN FRANKLIN TRANSIT
      RICHLAND, WASHINGTON
      $62,512 - $97,334
      (SALARY UNDER REVIEW)

      For complete position profile and to apply online, visit Prothman at http://www.prothman.com/

      Under direction of the Administrative Services Manager, the Human Resources Manager manages all aspects of Human Resources, including labor relations, staffing, benefits, compensation, HRIS system implementation, workers’ compensation and performance.
      Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, or a related field. 5-10 years of progressively responsible human resources and management level experience. SPHR or SHRM-SCP certifications required.

      First review: 9/11/16 (open until filled)


    • Maryland Transit Administration - Senior Deputy Administrator/Chief Operations Officer

      SENIOR DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR/CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER

      The Maryland Transit Administration is seeking a highly motivated, experienced transit executive to serve as the MTA Senior Deputy Administrator and Chief Operations Officer (COO) in one of the largest urban transit systems in the United States. This position serves as the principal managing executive for the Operations Division and oversees all activities of MTA’s core operations’ functions: bus, light rail, metro subway, and mobility paratransit. Through subordinate Directors, the position oversees the Offices of Service Development, Operations Training, Customer Service and the Operations Control Center. This key executive impacts the MTA’s organizational success by providing oversight of the day-to-day transit functions; guiding long-term decisions regarding the provision of public transportation with insight into operational/functional impacts; effectively managing the operating resources and capital assets while providing safe, efficient, and reliable transit services throughout Maryland; ensuring that public transportation is maintained as a core business function of MTA and that key business functions are aligned to support those operations. Preferred qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and ten (10) years progressive management experience in transit transportation with at least five (5) years of this experience at the executive and/or senior management level to include demonstrated success in overseeing multi-mode operations in a union environment. If you’re interested in learning more about this position and joining one of the nation’s leading transit organizations, please visit www.mdot.maryland.gov/employment. EEO employer.


    • Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority - Deputy CEO, Finance and Administration

      DEPUTY CEO, FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION
      ANN ARBOR AREA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY (THERIDE)

      Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide), which operates fixed-route bus, commuter bus, paratransit, vanpool and airport service in the thriving Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area -- home of the University of Michigan -- is looking for an experienced transportation professional to serve as Deputy CEO, Finance and Administration.
      With over 120 buses, paratransit, and service vehicles, and 270 employees, TheRide’s $40M operating and $5.2M capital budgets support 35 routes carrying over 6.4 million riders/yr to over 1,500 stops throughout the region. Service has been expanding to fulfill a voter-approved Five-Year Transit Improvement Plan.

      Reporting to the CEO, the DCEO-FA will oversee, coordinate, and direct TheRide’s financial, planning (service development), purchasing, and information technology departments.

      He/she will work with the CEO and another Deputy CEO to provide leadership, management, and oversight necessary to ensure TheRide has appropriate processes, procedures and systems in place to make informed decisions, achieve its overall aims, and run efficiently, while remaining financially sustainable.

      He/she will also foster excellent relationships with staff, as well as with regional and community partners, and the State and Federal governments, to advance TheRide’s mission to provide first-class service that is safe, affordable, and reliable.

      AAATA/TheRide offers a competitive salary and benefits and is an equal opportunity employer.

      For a complete job description and details on how to apply, go to www.harrisrand.com and click on “Current Searches,” or submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements in confidence to Christopher Boylan, at Harris Rand Lusk Executive Search: cboylan@harrisrand.com


    • Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District - ADA Compliance and Program Manager

      GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT
      ADA COMPLIANCE AND PROGRAM MANAGER (PS101075)

      LOCATION: Administration Building, San Rafael, CA
      SALARY RANGE: $88,233.60 - $106,641.60 + Benefits (40-Hour Workweek) Employee pays up to 7% of salary/wage toward CalPERS retirement plan
      DATE POSTED: July 21, 2016
      CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled (First review 8/19/16)
      OPENINGS: 1 and to create an Eligibility List
      OPEN TO: All Qualified Applicants
      POSITION DESCRIPTION:
      Under general supervision of Planning Director, is responsible for overseeing, coordinating, advising and developing plans for the orderly management of paratransit services and accessibility issues throughout the District’s three operating divisions (Bridge, Bus and Ferry). The position’s work is performed in cooperation and coordination with the advisory councils and paratransit user community. Prepares statistical and other reports and develops recommendations regarding compliance of District transit services with various regional, state and federal regulations including, but not limited to, California Title 24, California Transportation Development Act, Regional Measure 2, National Transit Database, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and other laws prohibiting discrimination based on disability. Meets with other District staff, local authorities, consultants, contractors, transit agencies and various interest groups to coordinate access projects and exchange transit access and compliance information. Researches and interprets applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations relating to transportation access activities, and applicability to the District’s transit services and general operations. Serves as the District’s ADA program officer to respond to the requirements of Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) program requirements for capital projects.

      MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:
      A combination of college level training and position related experience equivalent to:
      • Four year degree in Planning, Engineering, Public Administration, Communication or related field; additional education may be substituted on a year for year basis in lieu of experience.
      • Three years’ position-related transit or paratransit planning experience, paratransit operations or program management experience, or comparable experience.
      • Personal computer experience, including proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, statistical analysis and database software.

      LICENSE(S):

      • Desirable to possess and maintain a current, valid California driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.
      • May operate District vehicles during course of work.

      ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

      • Monitors and evaluates paratransit services for efficiency, effectiveness, customer satisfaction, and compliance with the ADA and implementing regulations and guidance. Reviews the District’s fixed route transit services to determine complicance with ADA mandates to provide paratransit service that complements the availability of fixed route service. Identifies any challenge areas and proposes solutions.
      • Prepares documentation for development and implementation of annual intercounty paratransit agreements, and reviews monthly invoices to ensure compliance with those agreements.
      • Oversees administration of local paratransit as provided under the Operations and Maintenance Contract between Marin Transit and GGBHTD, particularly with regard to technical oversight of GGBHTD’s use, expense and revenue data needed for application of the agreed-upon apportionment formula(s).
      • Advises on and resolves issues related to operations, policies and procedures pertaining to ADA compliance, facilities and service accessibility, and paratransit operations.
      • Conducts research, performs complex analytical tasks to support paratransit planning, develops and executes projects to provide the required level of accessible transit for the disabled community.
      • Assists in providing guidance and acts as liaison to other agencies, advisory groups and departments in the planning and administration of accessible services.
      • Performs administrative tasks related to monitoring, administration and compliance of the contract for certification of the District’s ADA paratransit program.
      • Responds to customer service complaints, concerns and compliments verbally and in writing.
      • Develops and prepares reports and correspondence, and makes presentations to officials and/or community stakeholders.
      • Serves as the District’s main point of contact for federal reviews of the District’s ADA programs including audits and triennial reviews.
      • Determines current and future paratransit vehicle needs, prepares certification documents for paratransit vehicles owned by GGBHTD, and determines future vehicle replacement needs.
      • Advises on compliance of bus, ferry and paratransit policies and plans with ADA regulations. Maintains resource file on ADA policies, policy proposals and guidelines issued by federal and state agencies.
      • Provides planning assistance for and maintains oversight of ferry and bus accessibility issues, including new designs, design improvements, recommendations from disabled communities about facilities and equipment, and opportunities to employ industry best practices.
      • Evaluates bus stop accessibility for customers with disabilities and assists in implementing improvements.
      • Monitors, analyzes and develops GGBHTD positions on state and federal regulatory processes relevant to disabled access.
      • Develops training and other resources for GGBHTD staff and customers regarding facility and transit system accessibility.
      • May be responsible for non-accessibility related technical analyses on an as-needed basis.
      • Knows and follows the safety and health rules and safe working practices applicable to the position.

      REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, SKILLS:

      • Effective communication and consultation with agencies and members of the community affected by or involved with District programs or project
      • Ability to effectively manage time and resources
      • Planning and research methods
      • Statistical analysis
      • Proficiency in the use of personal computers, including spreadsheets, word processing, statistical analysis, and database software
      • Prepare concise reports and display data graphically
      • Communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing
      • Work effectively with personnel in governmental agencies, local authorities, consultants and the general public
      • Anticipate, understand and be sensitive to transit needs of persons with disabilities
      • Working knowledge of state and federal (ADA, etc.) regulations related to accessibility of public transit systems
      • Regular and reliable attendance is a requirement of this position.

      APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

      FAILURE TO MEET ANY OF THE REQUIREMENTS STATED BELOW MAY RESULT IN REJECTION OF YOUR APPLICATION

      TO APPLY:
      www.goldengate.org/jobs
      Applicants must apply online by the deadline date. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
      The District’s Human Resources Kiosk is available for filling out and submitting your online application and employment documents. The HR kiosk is located at the San Rafael Office. For directions and general information, visit our website, www.goldengate.org.

      The District’s primary and official means of application notification is via EMAIL. Thus, applicants are advised to check their email for their application status updates.

      THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENT(S) MUST BE SUBMITTED AT TIME OF APPLICATION:
      1. GGBHTD Application for Employment demonstrating applicable work experience
      2. Cover letter demonstrating applicable work experience (Scan and attach as PDF to your online application)
      3. Resume demonstrating applicable work experience (Scan and attach as PDF to your online application)
      THE SELECTION PROCESS FOR THIS POSITION may include: (**)
      • Oral Panel Interview
      • Department interview for final candidates
      • Background, Employment and Security Investigation

      **The District will invite ONLY those candidates whose qualifications MOST CLOSELY MATCH the position requirements to continue in the selection process. The District may convene the panel for interview process as needed to establish a reasonable pool of candidates to consider for final rounds of interviews and selection.

      AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
      It is the policy of the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District to take all personnel actions on the basis of merit and other job-related factors, without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), disability: physical or mental, age (40 and older), genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation and identity, medical condition, political affiliation or military status.
      Applicants with Disabilities: The Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts to accommodate applicants with disabilities to complete the Employment Application and in any job-related examination process. If you have special needs, please call (415) 257-4521 (Human Resources). The District’s telecommunications device (TDD) for Persons with Hearing Disabilities is (415) 257-4554.

      Revised 03/17/2014 SS
      Revised 7/21/2016 LG
      Human Resources Administration
      GGBHTD
      1011 Andersen Drive
      San Rafael, CA 94901-5318


    • Chicago Transit Authority - Mechanical Officer, Bus Operations

      MECHANICAL OFFICER
      BUS OPERATIONS

      CTA, the nation’s second largest public transportation system located in Chicago, Illinois, is seeking a talented individual to oversee, plan, direct, and manage the operations of its Bus Maintenance department.

      Primary Duties and Responsibilities

      Evaluates and schedules bus vehicle maintenance programs and oversees quality assurance and warranty administration of revenue vehicles to ensure that all bus vehicles are safe and properly maintained according to department and Authority goals and objectives.
      -Directs the work performed by personnel within the Bus Maintenance department.
      -Conducts and directs the inspection of bus vehicles, bus shop, and bus garage facilities.
      -Oversees the acquisition and ordering of maintenance supplies and equipment.

      Salary and Benefits
      Final salary will be determined in part by the qualifications of the selected candidate. Benefits include health/dental/vision coverage, vacation, free transit, 401k, 457 and pension.

      Desired Background and Experience
      Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Business Management, Transportation Planning, Public Administration, or a related field, plus ten (10) years of experience implementing fleet maintenance programs, of which five (5) years is in a supervisory or management role, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

      To apply, please email resume to acooper@transitchicago.com
      For additional details visit www.transitchicago.com/careers


    • Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County - Director, Operated Services

      METROPOLITAN TRANSIT AUTHORITY
      HARRIS COUNTY, HOUSTON, TEXAS
      DIRECTOR, OPERATED SERVICES

      BASIC FUNCTION:
      Responsible for the planning, implementation, evaluation, documentation, and budgeting of METRO’s contracted bus operating facility and other Transportation Programs’ contracts and services. Acts as project manager for privatized bus operating facilities, paratransit and other purchased transportation contracts. Assures adherence to the terms and agreements within specified contracts to ensure commuters receive quality transportation services. Acts as the primary point of contact to resolve service issues involving contracted services. Performs duties in a safe, efficient manner and in compliance with all applicable rules and safety procedures.

      MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:
      1. Education Requirement (Diploma/Degrees must be from accredited institutions):
      Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or related field preferred.
      2. Describe the years and type of experience necessary to fulfill the responsibilities and duties of this position under normal circumstances.
      Minimum ten (10) years’ experience in program planning/implementation of public transportation, operations/special transportation programs; and four (4) years supervisory/management level experience.
      3. What specialized knowledge and skills are required? List certifications and/or licensing.
      Knowledge of contracts and contract negotiation skills. Experience with quality assurance procedures. Broad knowledge of transit industry/operations and public relations. Project management skills. Excellent communication (written/verbal) skills. Proficient in Microsoft office suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

      METRO – Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County – 1900 Main St., Houston, Texas 77002

      Please visit www.ridemetro.org to apply for this excellent opportunity.


  • Notices

    • National Van Builders, Inc. - DBE Program

      PUBLIC NOTICE

      National Van Builders, Inc. has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program in accordance with regulations of the US Department of Transportation (DOT), 49CFR Part 26. For purposes of this DBE program, National Van proposes to set its overall goal utilizing all information available to it, including evidence available in the DBE registry for the Commonwealth of MA and information received from the public in response to this notice.

      National Van Builders proposes a goal of 11.9% DBE participation in DOT assisted contracts for FY 2017.

      This proposal goal and its rationale is available for public inspection during regular business hours Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at 80 Pine Street, Attleboro, MA 02703. The FY 2017 goal for National Van Builders, Inc. may be adjusted by any comments received.

      Comments may be addressed to: National Van Builders, Attn: G Perlman, 80 Pine Street, Attleboro, MA 02703
      And to: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20590


    • Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Inc. - DBE Program

      PUBLIC NOTICE
      DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAM
      TOMPKINS CONSOLIDATED AREA TRANSIT

      Notice is hereby given that Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Inc. (TCAT) has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation goal of .05% for FTA funded transportation projects spanning federal fiscal years 2017, 2018 and 2019. This goal is in accordance with regulations of USDOT 49 CFR Part 26.

      The rationale for this goal and supporting information regarding TCAT’s DBE Program will be available for public inspection at TCAT, Inc., 737 Willow Avenue, Ithaca, New York 14850 between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday for 30 days following the publication of this notice. TCAT will accept comments regarding the FY 2017-2019 goal for 45 days after the publication of this notice. Comments can be sent to the attention of Nancy Oltz at the above address. This information is also posted on TCAT’s website, www.tcatbus.com


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