Transit News

 4/1/2016

Contact:

Chad Chitwood
202-496-4841
cchitwood@apta.com

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) congratulates Carolyn Flowers on her appointment to lead the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Flowers, who serves as FTA Senior Advisor, takes over for  Acting Administrator Therese McMillan, effective April 2.
 
“Carolyn Flowers is an outstanding choice to head the Federal Transit Administration,” said Valarie J. McCall, APTA Chair and board member of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority.  “She is highly respected in the transportation industry and her extensive expertise and experience in public transportation will ensure she continues to be a great addition to the FTA.”  
 
APTA President and CEO Michael Melaniphy said, “We look forward to continuing to work with Carolyn  Flowers as we advance public transportation throughout the country.   Her experience as FTA Senior Advisor over the last year and her decades of experience managing public transportation systems are a tremendous asset as FTA implements critical provisions of the FAST Act.”
 
Before joining FTA, Flowers was the Chief Executive Officer of the Charlotte Area Transit System, and had previously held management positions at the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority.  
 

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The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is a nonprofit international association of 1,500 public and private sector organizations, engaged in the areas of bus, paratransit, light rail, commuter rail, subways, waterborne services, and intercity and high-speed passenger rail. This includes: transit systems; planning, design, construction, and finance firms; product and service providers; academic institutions; transit associations and state departments of transportation. APTA is the only association in North America that represents all modes of public transportation. APTA members serve the public interest by providing safe, efficient and economical transit services and products.  More than 90 percent of the people using public transportation in the United States and Canada ride APTA member systems.

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