Click the inductee’s name to learn more about them.Milton Pikarsky
2000Daniel T. Scannell
2000Robert G. MacLennan
2001James L. Lammie
2002Lawrence D. Dahms
2003Alan F. Kiepper
2003Jan den Oudsten
2004John A. Dyer, Ph.D.
2005Virendra K. (Vic) Sood
2005Shirley A. DeLibero
2006H. Welton Flynn
2006Louis L. (Larry) Heil
2006Dan Reichard, Jr.
2006David L. Gunn
2008Bernard J. Ford
A developer of Chicago’s rapid transit lines who also helped form U.S. DOT’s University Transportation Centers program.
Daniel T. Scannell
A leader of New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority for more than 45 years, in both management and governance.
Robert G. MacLennan
A catalyst for positive change, whose visionary leadership as general manager transformed the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County into a first-class transportation agency.
James L. Lammie
A dedicated engineer who, during his 25-year career, led Parsons Brinckerhoff and guided the development of many of the nation’s highest-profile rail-transit infrastructure projects.
Lawrence D. Dahms
A visionary who tirelessly promoted balanced transportation and partnerships, his greatest legacy may be the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s continued success in coordinating the San Francisco Bay Area’s multimodal transportation system.
Alan F. Kiepper
He left a lasting imprint on New York City as president of MTA New York City Transit; Atlanta, where he led the construction and operation of the MARTA rail system; and Houston, where he helped bring the agency to the top of industry ranks.
Jan den Oudsten
With 50 years of service in the bus industry, including serving as founder and president of New Flyer of America, he was a significant contributor to the transit industry worldwide. His vision for low floor designed buses became an industry standard.
John A. Dyer, Ph.D.
He was nationally recognized for his leadership and vision if developing successful transit systems. As CEO of the Transportation Administration in Metropolitan Dade County, he spearheaded the development of Miami’s Metro Rail and Metro Mover systems. He is also considered the father of the Los Angeles Metro Rail system.
A Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority board member for almost 32 years, he was a dedicated champion for a rapid transit system in our nation’s capital for 50 years. He is remembered fondly as the “Father of Metro.”
Virendra K. (Vic) Sood
Providing vision and leadership to the transit industry at the state and federal levels for 32 years, he was personally responsible for the creation of two transit agencies: Community Transit, Snohomish County, WA, and Livermore/Amador Valley Transit Authority, Livermore, CA.
Shirley A. DeLibero
The “Queen of Transit” has spent 30 years leading public transportation agencies and improving services around the country. She served as APTA chair from 1998-1999 and also led APTA’s Task Force for Mobility in the 21st Century. She was the 1996 recipient of the APTA Outstanding Public Transportation Manager Award.
H. Welton Flynn
As a member of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (Muni) Board for 35 years, he was instrumental in creating one of the first programs in the nation providing opportunities for women and minorities to participate in government contracts. Under his leadership, the agency created Muni’s Accessible Services, which today remains a model for paratransit services nationwide.
Louis L. (Larry) Heil
He spent 32 years striving for excellence in the management of public transportation services. As president of McDonald Transit for 23 years, he was dedicated to introducing public transportation to middle-size and small communities. He served as a mentor to assist and counsel new transit managers.
Dan Reichard, Jr.
He was a pioneer in the area of high-tech fare collection and was one of the founders of GFI-GENFARE. He was the recipient of the 1995 APTA Outstanding Business Member Award and was the first business member to preside at an APTA general session. He served as a board member of the Central Ohio Transit Authority.
David L. Gunn
For 40 years, David L. Gunn has been a champion of the transportation industry – demonstrating professional excellence, actively participating in APTA, and mentoring public transit professionals. Known for his commitment to strong management teamwork and “a state of good repair” operating philosophy, he successfully headed Amtrak and transit systems in some of North America’s largest markets, including New York City, Washington, Boston, Philadelphia, and Toronto.
With over 30 years of vision and commitment to the public transportation industry, Joe Alexander made many lasting contributions to public transportation in the metropolitan Washington area. His expertise and political savvy were instrumental in making the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Northern Virginia Transportation Commission, and Virginia Railway Express the successful transit systems they are today.
Frank Lichtanski dedicated his professional life to the continued growth and improvement of public transportation in California and on the national level. He served as general manager/CEO of Monterey-Peninsula Transit for 23 years and also played an important role in the formation of the California Transit Insurance Pool. Public transit education was one of his top priorities.
Reba Malone has the distinction of being the first woman to serve as APTA chair; during her tenure, the American Public Transportation Foundation was organized. Instrumental in opening the door for women in the public transportation industry, she served on the VIA Metropolitan Transit board in San Antonio and was later employed by Chance Coach before starting her own business.
Bernard J. Ford
With 50+ years in the public transportation industry, Bernard J. Ford was a strong advocate in Chicago and northeastern Illinois, serving in leadership positions at CTA and RTA. In the private sector, his work at McDonough Associates included developing the multimodal transportation facility over which the famous Millennium Park was built.