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Joe Alexander (2008)
John C. Baine (1986)
Leonard W. Bardsley (1986)
J. Barry Barker (2020)
Wilbur P. Barnes (1991)
George E. Benson (1997)
Keith Bernard (1996)
Lloyd G. Berney (1989)
Peter Bigwood (1997)
Alan L. Bingham (1990)
Robert M. Brown (1994)
Robert Buchanan (1996)
Fred B. Burke (1986)
S.A. (Syl) Caria (1991)
John Catoe Jr. (2016)
James A. Caywood (1989)
Hector Chaput (1984)
Henry C. Church (1997)
Peter Cipolla (2012)
Edgar A. Claffey (1987)
George J. Clark (1984)
Carmack Cochran (1983)
Robert M. Coultas (1989)
Leo J. Cusick (1983)
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.
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.
J. Barry Barker
J. Barry Barker retired Dec. 1, 2018 after more than 40 years advancing public transportation at the national, state and local levels and nearly 25 years as executive director of the Transit Authority of River City in Louisville, KY. Throughout his long and distinguished career, Barker has held leadership roles on APTA’s board and many committees over 30 years. Upon his retirement, in a proclamation from APTA, he was cited for his “many significant accomplishments for public transportation and the customers we serve,” including his positions of chairman, Legislative Committee; vice chairman for Legislative Affairs; chairman, Sustainability Committee; and vice president, Marketing and Communications Committee.
Wilbur P. Barnes
A model general manager dedicated to quality service, who was instrumental in the formation of transit systems in Pittsburgh and Florida.
George E. Benson
An elected official for 20 years with strong support for transit issues in the Seattle/King County region, preserving the past while aiding the future.
A general manager of the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District who achieved numerous innovative breakthroughs.
Lloyd G. Berney
A leader, teacher, and innovator whose name for almost four decades was synonymous with the Toronto Transit Commission.
A vice president of engineering for Bus Industries of America who had a knack for identifying transit needs in North America.
Alan L. Bingham
An energetic and visionary innovator dedicated to improving transit at all levels; founder of the Bay Area Regional Transit Association.
Robert M. Brown
A tireless transit executive whose distinguished 44-year career included directing APTA’s membership and meetings.
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.
S.A. (Syl) Caria
An American Transit Association president with 45 years of service to the private sector, public agencies, and transit management companies.
John Catoe Jr.
For more than three decades John B. Catoe, Jr. has contributed greatly to the delivery and enhancement of public transportation offerings throught the U.S. Under his leadership, improvements to trans¬portation infrastructures have been realized, transit services now reach more areas and serve greater numbers of passen¬gers, and fiscal responsibility has been restored. Throughout his career, John has championed inclusion, empowered diverse workforces to become our leaders of tomorrow, and aggressively encouraged participation in APTA.
James A. Caywood
A distinguished 44-year transit professional, serving as project manager of Washington’s Metro and heading De Leuw, Cather & Company.
A transit leader whose engineering, planning, and design efforts resulted in the construction of an efficeint and growing system in Ottawa.
Henry C. Church
A transit professional and mentor recognized throughout the industry for managing the transit system in Richmond for 28 years.
With more than 35 years of experience, Peter Cipolla has made a lasting impact mentoring industry leadership and managing public transit systems in Denver, CO; Lexington, KY; San Jose, CA; and Wilmington, DE. Active in APTA, he served as APTA chair and sat on the Executive Committee, the Board of Directors, and the Business Member Board of Governors. Today he continues his work at Hatch Mott MacDonald.
Edgar A. Claffey
A prominent transit figure at the local, state, and national levels who served as president of the American Transit Association.
George J. Clark
A transit innovator whose 39 years in Chicago included the introduction of many standards and procedures widely used throughout the industry.
An architect of the efforts to enact the federal transit aid program that provided the first ongoing federal funding mechanism for transit.
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.