Click the inductee’s name to learn more about them.Carmack Cochran
1983Leo J. Cusick
1983E. Roy Fitzgerald
1983Dominic J. Giacoma
1983F. Norman Hill
1983Donald C. Hyde
1983Frederick J. Johnson
1983Walter J. McCarter
1983Walter S. Rainville, Jr.
1984George J. Clark
1984Walter S. Douglas
1984John F. Hoban
1984Robert B. Johnston
1984Wilfred E.P. Duncan
1985Joseph V. Garvey
1985Stanley H. Gates, Jr.
1985Peter J. Giacoma
1985Gerald T. Haugh
1985Jesse L. Haugh
1985Henry M. Mayer
1985Thomas O. Prior
1985William J. Ronan
1985Harley L. Swift
1985John C. Baine
1986Leonard W. Bardsley
1986Fred B. Burke
1986David G. Hammond
1986Peter J. Meinardi
1986Edgar A. Claffey
1987William F. Farell
1987David Q. Gaul
1987P.S. (Red) Jenison
1987Anthony R. (Tony) Lucchesi
1987Thomas G. Neusom
1987Herbert J. Scheuer
1987Henry R. DeTournay
1988Georges G. Donato
1988John J. Gilhooley
1988William B. Hurd
1988Lloyd G. Berney
1989James A. Caywood
1989Robert M. Coultas
An architect of the efforts to enact the federal transit aid program that provided the first ongoing federal funding mechanism for transit.
Leo J. Cusick
A dedicated professional who spent his entire career improving transit in New York, Chicago, Boston, Kansas City, and the nation.
E. Roy Fitzgerald
Founder of National City Lines Inc., an operator of transit properties across the country known for highly successful management.
Dominic J. Giacoma
F. Norman Hill
A transit professional involved with the formation of APTA, who gave long years of service to the transit system in San Antonio.
Donald C. Hyde
A pioneering developer of new transit systems and an effective leader, who excelled in public transportation management and operation.
Frederick J. Johnson
An innovative transit executive who served as president of the American Transit Association and ran transit systems in Louisville and Milwaukee.
Walter J. McCarter
An outstanding leader, planner, and expediter who contributed vastly to the modernization of rail transit in Cleveland, Chicago, and the U.S.
A pioneer in the construction of Toronto’s subway system who gained worldwide recognition in subway construction.
Walter S. Rainville, Jr.
A respected transportation expert and longtime American Transit Association research director, who served the industry as a student, analyst, writer, and teacher.
A transit leader whose engineering, planning, and design efforts resulted in the construction of an efficeint and growing system in Ottawa.
George J. Clark
A transit innovator whose 39 years in Chicago included the introduction of many standards and procedures widely used throughout the industry.
Walter S. Douglas
A leading architect of the U.S. rail rapid transit renaissance who led the development of transit systems in the U.S. and the Western Hemisphere.
A dominant figure in transit and the first general manager of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, who oversaw development of Washington’s thriving rail transit system.
John F. Hoban
A transit innovator who merged technological improvements with state-of-the-art management concepts to help shape the transit industry.
Robert B. Johnston
A 28-year transit professional who believed in the strong link between improved public transportation and quality of life in U.S. cities.
The distinguished founder of McDonald Transit Associates, for 53 years a tireless worker for the improvement of transit.
A dominant transit industry figure, both as American Transit Association president and as a transit planner in Cleveland.
A transit executive for over 40 years and founder of ATE Management & Service Company who created consumer-oriented marketing approaches.
A respected transit leader whose 44-year transit career culminated with 10 years as APTA’s executive vice president.
Wilfred E.P. Duncan
A transit professional who spearheaded the construction of Canada’s first subway and dedicated his life to the advancement of transit.
Joseph V. Garvey
APTA’s first secretary-treasurer and founder of ATE Management & Service Company, a 38-year transit industry professional.
Stanley H. Gates, Jr.
A dynamic transit executive who helped found APTA and became its first president, also heading transit systems and management companies.
Peter J. Giacoma
One of the founders of the American Transit Corporation; a participant in APTA and American Transit Association affairs for over 30 years.
Gerald T. Haugh
SamTrans general manager for 18 years, whose initiatives led to the evolution of the San Mateo County Transportation Authority and a healthier community.
Jesse L. Haugh
A visionary leader in all modes of transportation, president of the American Transit Association, who started transit systems in the western U.S.
Henry M. Mayer
A dominant figure in public transit in Milwaukee who directed that city’s transit system through difficult transitions.
Thomas O. Prior
A distinguished APTA president who, over a diverse 28-year transit career, progressed from bus driver to general manager in San Diego.
William J. Ronan
APTA’s first chairman and one of its primary co-founders; also chairman of the New York MTA and president of the Institute of Rapid Transit.
A respected legal expert in the transportation field who helped bring about the birth of the Urban Mass Transportation Administration.
Harley L. Swift
A respected transit leader who helped found the Port Authority of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh and served as American Transit Association president.
John C. Baine
An organizer of the National City Management Company who headed the American Transit Association and the Institute of Rapid Transit.
Leonard W. Bardsley
A brilliant engineer with 35 years at the Toronto Transit Commission, who pioneered the development of 75-foot lightweight subway cars.
Fred B. Burke
A specialist in the federal legislative process who played a key role in procuring and increasing federal transit capital and operating assistance.
An international authority on rail car design; introduced the electrification of railways and the first all-steel, fireproof rail car in 1902.
David G. Hammond
An internationally recognized rail authority who improved rail track design, construction, and safety as an engineer and administrator.
A past president of the Canadian and American public transit associations, who directed the construction of the Montreal Metro.
Peter J. Meinardi
A longtime comptroller of the Chicago Transit Authority; a leader in developing the federal transit assistance program; APTA’s first treasurer.
Edgar A. Claffey
A prominent transit figure at the local, state, and national levels who served as president of the American Transit Association.
William F. Farell
A pioneer in innovative marketing techniques in public transportation; longtime director of transit services in Long Beach, California.
David Q. Gaul
A noted rail equipment engineer who began a 40 year career with the Transit Research Corporation involved with troubleshooting the post-war PCC car, and application of that technology to rapid transit use. He went on to serve with the Institute for Rapid Transit and Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.
Gaul began his transit career in 1946 as an engineer with the TRC, the successor to the Electric Railway President’s Conference Committee which had introduced a new generation of streetcars in the 1930’s. In this capacity, he was involved in the development of and specifications for the final PCC trucks and control equipment and their application to rapid transit service. His duties involved frequent visits to all PCC properties to conduct tests and resolve technical problems.
In 1961, Gaul directed the liquidation of the TRC and transfer of its assets to the IRT in Chicago, which he served as Executive Secretary from 1961 to 1970. The IRT later merged with the American Transit Association to form APTA.
During his years with the TRC and IRT, he cooperated with ATA on rail transit matters. In addition, he worked closely with Van Court Lucas, Walter S. Rainville, and Herbert Scheuer in the establishment of the APTA Rail Transit Group.
From 1970 until his retirement in 1983, Gaul served the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority as Director, Office of Equipment Design. He had overall responsibility for the design and procurement of the original 300 subway cars, more than 1000 buses, and the automatic train control and fare control equipment.
Following his retirement, he continued to perform transit consulting work and remained closely involved in the transit industry. He died in 1998.
P.S. “Red” Jenison
Founder of the American Transit Association’s Schedule Committee, who served Kansas City transit for 44 years.
Anthony R. (Tony) Lucchesi
Established a preventive maintenance program at AC Transit in Oakland that became a standard for the transit industry nationwide.
Thomas G. Neusom
Founder and chair of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials and a transit advocate at the local, state, and federal levels.
Herbert J. Scheuer
A recipient of the Jesse L. Haugh Award as “individual of the year” and a lifetime transit careerist, serving APTA and its predecessors.
Henry R. DeTournay
A force in transit for 50 years with the American Transit Corporation, instituting sound management practices at transit systems.
Georges G. Donato
A recognized expert in rapid transit facilities and design, construction, maintenance, and safety of rail and bus facilities.
John J. Gilhooley
A transportation advisor to three U.S. Presidents who proposed consolidating New York City’s transportation services into one agency.
William B. Hurd
A pioneer in the birth and development of the federal transit program, providing guidance and financial assistance to the nation’s transit systems.
A Vancouver transit professional for over 40 years, from rail to bus and the high-tech “Skytrain” rapid transit system.
Lloyd G. Berney
A leader, teacher, and innovator whose name for almost four decades was synonymous with the Toronto Transit Commission.
A distinguished 44-year transit professional, serving as project manager of Washington’s Metro and heading De Leuw, Cather & Company.
Robert M. Coultas
A transit expert and administrator whose 37-year career culminated at the Institute for Rapid Transit and APTA, where he served as executive director.