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James A. Machesney (1999)
Robert G. MacLennan (2001)
Reba Malone (2008)
Frank Thomas Martin (2016)
Henry M. Mayer (1985)
Walter J. McCarter (1983)
Alton McDonald (1984)
Peter J. Meinardi (1986)
William Millar (2013)
James R. Mills (1995)
Albert Paul Moniz (1996)
Reverend Jerry A. Moore (2018)
Robert Wayne Nelson (1993)
Thomas G. Neusom (1987)
Jan den Oudsten (2004)
James A. Machesney
A strong industry advocate who became an effective voice for APTA Business Members and a tireless transit supporter.
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.
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.
Frank Thomas Martin
Frank Martin’s more than 40-year career has taken him from planning to operations, and to executive management from coast to coast including Gainesville (FL), Richmond (VA), Birmingham (AL), New Orleans (LA), Miami (FL), San Jose (CA), Tallahassee (FL), and Orlando (FL). Over Martin’s career he was active in APTA activities serving on the Board of Directors, American Public Transportation Foundation (APTF), and Business Member Board of Governors (BMBG). He was the catalyst as the founder of the APTA International Rail Rodeo which hosted the first Rodeo in Miami in 1993. Martin continued to serve as its Chair for eight years.
Henry M. Mayer
A dominant figure in public transit in Milwaukee who directed that city’s transit system through difficult transitions.
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.
The distinguished founder of McDonald Transit Associates, for 53 years a tireless worker for the improvement of transit.
Peter J. Meinardi
A longtime comptroller of the Chicago Transit Authority; a leader in developing the federal transit assistance program; APTA’s first treasurer.
During his 40 year distinguished career, Bill Millar advanced public transportation on the local, state, and national levels. He created Pennsylvania’s statewide Free Transit Program for seniors, was Executive Director of Pittsburgh’s Port Authority, and as an APTA member, led the creation of the Transportation Cooperative Research Program. During his tenure as APTA President for 15 years, federal investment in public transit tripled.
James R. Mills
A legendary California state legislator who dedicated his career to improving the environment through public transportation.
Albert Paul Moniz
An American transit pioneer whose 50-year career centered in Hawaii, where he shepherded transit services through World War II.
Reverend Jerry A. Moore
Reverend Jerry Moore and Harold B. Williams founded the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) to provide a forum for minority professionals in the transportation industry.
Rev. Moore was concerned about the lack of minority voices at the 1970 American Transit Association (APTA’s predecessor) conference in Mexico City. At that conference, he had a chance encounter with Urban Mass Transportation Administration Administrator Carlos Villarreal, which led to further discussions and a commitment from UMTA (predecessor to FTA) to sponsor the first “Minority Mobility in the 1970s” conference at Howard University in 1971. Villarreal charged Williams, director of the UMTA Office of Civil Rights at the time, to work with Moore. Immediately following the conference, the first meeting of COMTO took place.
Robert Wayne Nelson
A transit executive and practical problem solver who participated in the creation, development, and restructuring of several leading transit systems.
Thomas G. Neusom
Founder and chair of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials and a transit advocate at the local, state, and federal levels.
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.