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.

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