The New York Public Transit Hall of Fame was created by NYPTA in 1999 to pay tribute to transit industry leaders who have contributed to the Association and New York's transit communities through their tireless labor and commitment. To date, the Association has inducted 27 men and women into the Hall of Fame, giving proper recognition to their contributions.


  • acquario William J. Acquario

    William Acquario worked for the New York State Department of Transportation from 1978 until his retirement in 1995. Prior to working for NYSDOT, Mr. Acquario worked for the New York State Legislature from 1969 until 1980.

    While working in various positions, Mr. Aquario had several accomplishments, some of which include administration/coordination of State transit programs, and preparation, publication and distribution of quarterly Transit Newsletters for the industry. Mr. Aquario also handled all requests for transit industry information from within the Department, and from the industry and general public. Coordination of all logistics and program for two annual statewide transit conferences was done by Mr. Aquario. He also was the liaison with the New York Public Transit Association and Transit Division. Mr. Aquario provided technical and management assistance to all state transit systems (route design, analysis, marketing, financial planning, insurance, labor relations, etc). During his time working for the New York State Department of Transportation, Mr. Aquario participated in the creation of the New York State Public Transportation Safety Board.

    Mr. Aquario was a member of the American Public Transportation Association where he served on the Committee on Transit Planning along with the Committee on State Affairs. From 1980-1983 Mr. Aquario was an instructor at SUNY Albany. In 1988 he received an Administrator's Award from the Urban Mass Transportation Administration. Mr. Aquario was also the President of the Montessori School of Albany in 1968.

  • arcuriCarmen F. Arcuri

    In 1981, Carmen F. Arcuri became the General Manager at the Utica Transit Authority and retired in 1992. During his time at the Transit Authority his responsibilities consisted of development and implementation of transit for the City of Utica and Towns of New Hartford, Whitesboro, Kirkland, Deerfield and Marcy.

    Prior to working at the Utica Transit Authority, from 1972-1981 Mr. Arcuri worked at the Mohawk Valley Economic Development District as the Assistant Director. He helped administer a program sponsored jointly by local government and the U.S. Economic Development Administration, to promote the economic development within five counties of the Mohawk Valley. Other past experiences of Mr. Arcuri consist of working for the Anit-Poverty Housing Program as the Assistant Director and Housing Specialist, where he started the Utica Community Development Corporation and served as its first Director. He also worked for the United States Department of Commerce in New York City, working as a Domestic Trade Analyst.

    During 1945 and 1947 Mr. Arcuri served in the United States Army and is a WWII Veteran. Currently Mr. Arcuri is a licensed New York State Real Estate Broker.

    Carmen Arcuri graduated from Cornell University in 1951 with a BA in Economics. He lives in Utica and is married to the former Elizabeth (Betty) Timpano. Mr. Arcuri has three children, Mary Jo Arcuri, Michael Angelo Arcuri, Judith Arcuri Nole and three grandchildren Carmen Joseph Arcuri, Dominique Terese Arcuri and Michel John Nole II. He was inducted in 1999.

  • boardmanJoseph H. Boardman

    On July 22, 1997, Joseph H. Boardman, a career transportation professional was unanimously confirmed by the New York State Senate as Commissioner of the New York State Department of Transportation. Mr Boardman was nominated as Commissioner by Governor George E. Pataki on July 18, 1997.

    Commissioner Boardman has led the Department in its efforts to implement the Governor's multi-modal capital program and provide smarter government to the State's taxpayers and traveling public.

    Under Joseph Boardman's leadership, DOT has been utilizing innovative contracting methods that provide incentives for contractors for finishing work early and imposes penalties for late work. As a result of these initiatives, projects around the State are being done faster and with less disruptions to motorists and area residents. For example, the reconstruction of the West Side (Route 9A) in Manhattan is expected to be completed approximately one year ahead of schedule, and in October of 1998, DOT opened a new bridge, across the Mohawk River in Schenectady County months ahead of schedule.

    DOT has actively sought to enhance all modes of the State's transportation system. As part of this effort, New York State and Amtrak recently reached an agreement for an aggressive new high speed program that will allow passengers to travel from Albany/Rensselaer to New York City in less than two hours, and reduce the travel time between Albany/Rensselaer and Buffalo. The program will include faster, more comfortable trains and infrastructure improvements that will allow for higher speeds. The new trains will have a wide array of passenger amenities including larger, more comfortable seating, laptop hook-ups at each seat, additional on-board communication devices and improved accessibility for persons with disabilities.

    Under Governor Pataki's leadership, DOT has recently implemented policy to incorporate environmental enhancements into its capital program and operating practices. As part of the new policy, the Department will help improve New York's environment by restoring wetland, increasing protections for waterways and improving access to senic and recreational areas.

    Prior to becoming Commissioner, Mr. Boardman had been serving as Acting Commissioner of the Department since February 20, 1997. Mr Boardman has also served as the First Deputy Commissioner and as Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Public Transportation since coming to the Department on February 23, 1995.

    Before serving at the Department of Transportation, Mr. Boardman served as Chief Operating Officer of Progressive Transportation Services, Inc. in Elmira New York a transportation company that helped provide local and regional transportation services in eleven communities across New York state.

    From July 1981 to December 1988, Mr. Boardman served as Commissioner of Public Transportation in Broome County, where his leadership resulted in improved transportation services in the County. He helped rebuild the transit system in the region by rescheduling the entire route structure, developing new fare policies, building a new maintenance facility, and replacing the entire fleet of buses. His efforts resulted in increased transit services for the ederly, disabled, and those isolated from previous services. In July 1981, Mr. Boardman helped found the New York Public Transit Association a statewide organization of public transit providers, and served as its President from 1987-1989. He is also a past member of the State Transportation Advisory Board, State and Local Affairs Committee and Small Operators Committee of the American Public Transit Association.

    Mr. Boardman received a Master of Science Degree in Management Science from the State University of New York at Binghamton and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture Economics from Cornell University.

    Mr. Boardman, a lifelong resident of New York State is the second of eight children born and raised on a dairy farm in Oneida County, which two of his siblings operate today. Mr. Boardman, his wife Joanne and children Joseph Jr., Emily, and Philip reside in Rome, New York. He was inducted in 1999.

  • gunnDavid L. Gunn

    After early-career positions with the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, New York Central Railroad, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, David L. Gunn was named President of the New York City Transit Authority in 1984. Over the following six years, Mr. Gunn is credited with turning around the New York City subway system. He instituted operation changes that produced service improvements and an infrastructure overhaul that returned the system to a state of good repair. Graffiti was reduced, subway cars were cleaned regularly, tracks repaired and stations rebuilt. Mr. Gunn also created a non-union management structure and established fiscal controls, corporate goals and performance measures.

    Gunn was named General Manager of Metro Transit in Washington, DC in 1991. In his three years there, Gunn developed an accelerated construction plan and initiated construction on 3 of 4 remaining segments of the planned 103 mile rail system. Mr. Gunn also developed and implemented a multi-year $1 billion capital rehabilitation program, and improved system efficiency by abolishing 500 positions.

    In 1995, Gunn became the Chief General Manager at the Toronto Transit Commission in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He managed the largest transit system in Canada, was responsible for 10,000 employees, 1.3 M daily passengers, 1,500 buses, 650 heavy rail cars and 250 streetcars. While Mr. Gunn was the Chief General Manager he improved cost recovery ratio from 66% to over 80%, he implemented State of Good Repair Capital Program and successfully negotiated affordable labor contracts.

    Mr. Gunn left the Toronto Transit Commission in 1999 and spent three years in retirement before assuming the presidency of Amtrak in May of 2002. In three years at the helm of the railway, Mr. Gunn is credited with making cost-cutting changes, implementing better financial controls and an overall improvement of the railroad's management. Gunn disagreed with the Amtrak Board's desire to privatize the railroad, and returned to retirement in 2005.

    David Gunn graduated from Harvard College in 1959, and continued his education at Harvard Graduate School of Business where he received his MBA in 1964. During 1959 through 1962 Mr. Gunn served in the U.S. Naval Reserve.

  • longRichard Long

    Born February 12, 1934, Richard Long is a lifelong Albany County resident. He graduated from Altamont High School in 1952 and married Anna May Pullen March 11, 1954. Mr. & Mrs. Long have two children-a daughter Kathleen and son Richard, five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Mr. Long started his transit career in 1952 as a bus washer for the Albany Schenectady Bus Line in Guilderland, NY and advanced to mechanic in 1953. He worked continuously for the same system until 1970 when the private system was purchased by Schenectady County to assure transit would continue serving the community until the Authority was operational. At this time he worked as Superintendent of Maintenance. In 1971, the Authority became operational and oversaw the operation of National City Management - the company hired by Schenectady County to run the system. Capital District Transit System was formed as an operating entity of the Authority. In August of 1972 Capital District Transit System One was formed as the second entity of the Authority, at which point Richard Long was hired as the Superintendent of Maintenance for the system and Director of Maintenance for the Authority. Eventually these operations were combined and Long remained as Director of Maintenance & Purchasing until his retirement.

    Richard Long was a member of the Executive Board and Past President of the Eastern Bus Maintenance Management Conference. He also remained active in the American Public Transit Association. Mr. Long was instrumental in the introduction of low floor vehicles to the Capital District.

  • williamsHelena E. Williams

    A lawyer by trade, Helena E. Williams has had a distinguished career in both the law and transportation, including two different stints at the MTA.

    In June of 2007, MTA Executive Director and CEO Elliot Sander named Williams President of the Long Island Railroad (LIRR). She became the first woman to run the nation's largest commuter rail line. Her seven years at the helm of the LIRR included the introduction of new technology that made it easier for riders to get schedule information and to purchase tickets. She also served a few months in 2009 as interim Executive Director and CEO of the MTA.

    Prior to coming to the LIRR, Williams practiced law at the firm of Schupbach, Williams & Pavone.

    In her earlier association with the MTA, Williams served as President of MTA Long Island Bus, formerly Metropolitan Suburban Bus Authority. She was named to the position on March 19, 1993 by Metropolitan Transportation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Peter E. Stangl. At the time of her appointment, she not only became LI Bus's first female president, but the first woman to head an MTA agency. Prior to her appointment as President, Ms. Williams had been LI Bus's Chief of Staff since October 1986. In this position she had broad responsibilities directing the Authority's operations, developing long-range policies and coordinating transit service issues with the MTA's operating agencies and other regional transportation providers.

    Before joining LI Bus, Ms. Williams was Labor Counsel at the MTA where she specialized in collective bargaining and labor matters. She also practiced employment and labor law with a private New York law firm and was an associate counsel in the City of New York's Office of Labor Relations. Ms. Williams also served as Assistant County Executive in Nassau County.

    Since 2013, she has served on the Board of Directors of the Board of Directors of South Nassau Communities Hospital.

    Helena Williams graduated from St. John's University School of Law in 1981 and was admitted to the New York Bar in 1982. She was inducted in 1999.

  • burkeRobert J. Burke

    Robert J. Burke was a great friend to working men and women and an iconic figure in the transit industry in New York State. His tragic death in 1999, at age 56, cut short a life that inspired all who knew him. He left behind a legacy of committed friends and workers and a bus company that continues to set a high standard for others in the industry.

    At the time of his death, Bob was the founder, President, and co-owner with his wife, Myra, of Queens Surface Corp., the largest private bus company in New York City. He had arrived at this position in 1988, twenty years after beginning his transit career as a bus operator. His improbable success was a result of tenacious effort, risk taking, and professional acumen. His integrity and intelligence won him the support of people who helped him along the way. His empathy and forthrightness won him the loyalty and camaraderie of his colleagues and employees.

    Bob started his professional career in the Navy, serving as quartermaster aboard the USS Intrepid. In 1965 he joined the NYC Transit Police and remained there for two years. In 1967 he joined the NYS Police and was forced to resign due to illness. He began driving a bus in 1968 for Club Transportation in Westchester.

    As a bus operator he was proud to be elected a union officer in the Transport Workers Union, Local 100. In 1970 he went into management, holding a series of positions including road superintendent, dispatcher, assistant superintendent, superintendent, and general manager. In 1983 Bob moved to Albany as Vice President and eventually Chief Executive Officer of Mountain View Coach Lines and School Transit, Inc. In 1986, he was hired to run the operations of Queens/Steinway Transit Corp. He bought the 800-employee, 337 coach operation in 1988.

    Bob's career was built upon a foundation of hard work and understanding. He was an active member of the Bus Association of New York, serving as President from 1990 to 1992 and again from 1997 until his death. Bob was also a founding member and officer of the Mass Transit Operators of New York. He was active in many fundraising events and gained recognition among numerous civic and charitable organizations for his generous efforts on their behalf.

    Bob's cherished wife Myra and their son Martin continued running Queens Surface Corp. until February of 2005 when the operations were taken over by the MTA.

    Bob Burke was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2000.

  • garrityJohn A. Garrity

    For 14 years, (1982-1996), John A. Garrity was responsible for providing public transportation service to the people of the RochesterGenesee Region of New York State as Executive Director of the Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority and General Manager of the Authority's Regional Transit Service and the Authority's operating subsidiaries. The dual role as both Authority CEO and General Manager of all operations, culminated nearly 40 years of service to the Transit industry in New York State.

    Jack's 25 years in Rochester began as a Vice President with City Lines Management Corporation, assigned as Resident Manager of Regional Transit Services. He served in that post from 1972 to 1976 when he was asked by the Authority to become RTS General Manager. He continued in the top operating post until 1982 when he assumed his dual role with the Authority.

    Under Garrity's leadership these years saw the development of a modern metro bus system, new operational facilities, a multi-county Park and Ride system, a Lift Line system to serve disabled citizens, and a network of successful intra-county systems to serve the Authority's more rural counties One of these systems was the first of its kind to achieve 100 percent recovery of operating cost.

    Jack Garrity's transit career began after he hung up his U. S. Army, and college football uniforms. He graduated in 1957 from Fordham University with a B. S. Degree in Business Administration.

    His first position was as a Dispatcher with Greyhound Lines after completing the company's Management Training Program. From 1957 to 1960 he also held the positions of First Grievance Officer and Assistant to th Regional Manager.

    In 1960 he joined Schenck Transportation Company of Floral Park, Long Island. During the next 10 years with the company, Jack served as Driver Trainer, Safety Director, Claims Manager and Personnel Manager.

    As 1970 began, Jack left for Albany to become an Associate Motor Carrier Specialist with the New York State Department of Transportation. He remained with the Department as part of a three-man section in the Development Division until 1972 when he began his years with the Authority in Rochester.

    Jack Garrity became well known both statewide and at the national level because of his dedicated efforts with the New York Public Transit Association, and the American Public Transit Association. He served on the NYPTA Board of Directors for over 10 years and as NYPTA President in 1990-91.

    He was active with APTA and its predecessors for 30 years and served on the, APTA Board of Directors for over 10 years. He also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Public Transit Foundation for four years.

    Jack now resides in the Rochester suburb of Pittsford with his wife, Gael. The Garrity's have 5 children. He was inducted in 2000.

  • putzDavid Putz

    David Putz began his career with New York State Department of Transportation in June of 1967 as a Transportation Engineer Trainee. He worked his way up to Senior Transportation Analyst in just three short years, in the Planning Division of the Planning and Research Bureau. David's career spanned 33 years at NYSDOT. He retired in August, 2000 from his position as Director in the Transit Services Bureau of the Passenger Transportation Division.

    David's contributions to the state's transportation industry earned him the Department's E. Burton Hughes Award in 1974 and the Commissioner's Award of Excellence for Lifetime Achievement in 1999.

    David lives in Albany with his wife of 21 years, Kathleen, and their two children, Kristin 19 and Michael 17. He was inducted in 2000.

  • thompsonGordon Thompson

    Gordon Thompson joined the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) in 1968 as Urban Transportation Planner. One of Mr. Thompson's major accomplishments included his work on the design and implementation of plans for the Metro Rail line. Thompson's vision included the rail system's eventual extension from Angola to Niagara Falls.

    Gordon Thompson spent 23 years with the NFTA. After the completion of the rail line, Mr. Thompson helped to develop a regional bus system serving all of Erie and Niagara counties, which connected to the Metro Rail.

    Until his untimely death in February of this year, Thompson was active as a transit consultant, advocate of a proposed high speed rail line across New York State; and a board member and former vice chairman of Citizens Regional Transit Corporation.

    Gordon Thompson is survived by his wife of 54 years, Yuriko, two daughters, Tamiko and Kathryn; five sons, Philip, Lawrence, Paul, David and Francis, and five grandchildren. He was inducted in 2000.

  • woodruffWarren Woodruff

    Warren Woodruff began his career in public transportation as the first General Manager of CNY Centro, Inc. (successor to Syracuse Transit), and subsidiary of the Central New York Regional Transportation Authority.

    He remained in that position for 23 years until retirement in 1995. During that time he saw the renaissance of public transportation in Central New York, began transit service in Cayuga and Oswego Counties, and was involved in building facilities in Oswego, Cayuga, and Onondaga Counties. He championed many innovations in public transportation including: RUCUS (computer run cutting and scheduling), institution of part-time drivers to more efficiently utilize manpower and handle peak periods, and saw the installation of inline engines and brake retarders to improve safety and brake life. Just prior to retirement he worked with staff on the introduction of CNY buses and the concept of an intermodal transportation center for Syracuse and Central New York which has come to fruition.

    Warren lives in Skaneateles, New York, with his wife, Winifred. He has two children, Alison and David, and four grandchildren, James, Julia, Taylor and Katie. He was inducted in 2000.

  • deckerRobert G. Decker

    Mr. Decker was a member of the "All-Authorities Committee," the organizational predecessor to the New York Public Transit Association (NYPTA). Mr. Decker was also active in the formation of NYPTA.

    Mr. Decker began his transit career in 1947 as the Assistant Traffic Engineer in the Transportation Department of the International Railway Company. Here he performed a key role in the post-World War II modernization of the bus network. At that time the Transportation Department was responsible for "putting service on the street." Mr. Decker contributed to the reorganization of IRC into NFT, taking it from bankruptcy in 1947 to profitability in the early 1950's. He was directly responsible for many new innovations at the NFT. He introduced radio-dispatching to the NFT in 1954. In 1961, the NFTA operated the largest privately-owned, radio-equipped transit system in the world. Mr. Decker was responsible for the introduction of air-conditioned buses in 1956 and express service to the suburbs in 1959.

    In 1964, Robert became the Vice President of Transportation at the Niagara Frontier Transit System Inc. Here he directed operations of Niagara Frontier Transit, Inc., one of the last privately owned urban bus companies in the U.S.

    Mr. Decker moved forward in his career to become the Executive Vice-President of the Niagara Frontier Transit Metro System, Inc. (a subsidiary of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority), in 1974. Mr. Decker held this position until his retirement in 1983. In 1974, Robert directed the transition of six (6) private bus companies into the Niagara Frontier Transit Metro System. He directed Metro's role in the design, construction, and integration of the Metro bus system with the new Metro light rail system, which initiated revenue service shortly after his retirement. Mr. Decker also directed the rapid restoration of Metro service after the "Blizzard of 1977," an event that lead to the declaration of Buffalo's first national emergency.

    In addition to his activities with NYPTA, Mr. Decker served as APTA's Operations Committee Chairman in 1973 and served on the APTA Board of Directors, 1976-1980. He was inducted into the APTA Hall of Fame, 1992.

    Mr. Decker, 84, of Cape Coral Florida and Point Abino, Ontario died suddenly on September 8, 2002. He was inducted in 2002.

  • laweDesmond Lawe

    Desmond was introduced to transportation while serving the United States Army in the 547th Transportation Company in Fort Bragg, North Carolina; and later with the 7th Infantry Division in Korea. In 1957 he started as a bus driver in The Bronx with Surface Transportation Inc., (now known as Manhattan & Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority).

    In 1968 Desmond was promoted to Dispatcher and worked in Manhattan and the Bronx receiving extensive exposure to all phases of dispatching. He moved to a Senior Dispatcher position in 1972 filling various positions as Patrol Supervisor, Assistant Chief Dispatcher in bus depots, and spent several years in the Scheduling Department.

    In 1981, he was appointed Superintendent of Roads and worked with the Road Control Group in all boroughs of New York City, monitoring bus routes for scheduling compliance and maintaining service in emergency situations. He again changed jobs in 1984 and was assigned to Casey Stengel Depot in Queens and retired from that position in the fall of 1985 as a General Superintendent.

    Desmond later went to work for The New York State Public Transportation Safety Board (PTSB) as a supervisor in the lower New York State area. The PTSB is a state agency which oversees transit companies receiving State Operating Assistance. Responsibilities included investigating fatal, multiple injury and mechanical failure accidents and assisting transit companies in creating, monitoring and implementing System Safety Program Plans as well as performing audits to ensure compliance in all aspects of the plans. He retired again in 1999.

    Desmond comes from a transportation oriented family. His brother Kevin worked for the New York City subway system, and another brother, John, was a bus driver in Manhattan for The Fifth Avenue Coach Co., who later became the president of the Transportation Workers Union. Desmond is married, has six children and fifteen grandchildren. He was inducted in 2002.

  • sheardownDonald Sheardown

    Mr. Sheardown began his career at Orenda Engines in 1952. It was the last time he ever worked for someone else. He then began a career as an entrepreneurial risk-taker and made significant contributions to the bus manufacturing industry as well as the New York Public Transit Association.

    In 1959, he bought Sheardown Transport from his father. He sold this business in 1970 to create Sheardown Tire, which still operates in suburban Toronto. In the mid-1970's, he began acquiring trucking and transportation companies, operating 300 trucks and trailers. In 1976, he owned and operated Atlantic Bus Lines, a 200-school bus operation in Markham, ON. He was the private subcontractor for the first incarnation of Wheeltrans, the elderly/disabled service for the Toronto Transit Commission. Mr. Sheardown bought Ontario Bus Industries in 1979. He grew this company from 80 employees with $2 million in annual revenues to a staff of 1,300 with $150 million annual revenues. He entered the U.S. bus market by establishing a manufacturing facility in Utica, NY. His firm designed and built the ORION II in 1983, thus providing the first low floor bus designed to enhance access and mobility for people with disabilities. He began exporting the ORION II to Sweden in 1988. The CNG ORION was developed in 1987, the first hybrid ORION was developed in 1988 and the ORION V was developed in 1989. He and his staff led the industry in the development of the low floor bus, CNG deployment and hybrid technology. Only poor health slowed this corporate dynamo!

    Mr. Sheardown was the earliest corporate supporter of the New York Public Transit Association. His firm sponsored 100% of the State Roadeo for many years. He and his staff attended every meeting of the New York Public Transit Association. He was inducted in 2002.

  • shultisEdmund F. Shultis, Jr.

    Mr. Shultis was founding member and the first President of the New York Public Transit Association.

    He graduated from Oneonta High School in 1940, and from SUNY Cobleskill with a degree in Business in 1942. Shultis also attended Drexel Institute of Technology and Texas A&M University. Mr. Shultis was a World War II veteran who served in the Armed Forces from 1943-1946. Mr. Shultis served in the Pacific Theater after graduating from OCS in 1944 at Ft. Benning, Georgia. He was one of the first groups in Japan after the atomic bombs were dropped. Upon his return, Ed continued his service to his county in the National Guard from 1948-1964. He retired at the Rank of Captain and Commanding Officer.

    Following World War II Mr. Shultis was a printer in the feed business as well as a Territory Manager for Allis Chalmers/New Idea Farm Machinery. Ed then began a long and interesting career in public service. He served as City Clerk in the City of Oneonta. Mr. Shultis then moved on to become the first Purchasing Agent for the City of Oneonta, where he wrote the City's purchasing plan. When Mr. Shultis began his position as the City's Transportation Director, he founded the Dial-A-Bus Transit System for the City of Oneonta. The system was later named the Oneonta Public Transit System by a new Transit Director. He retired from public service in 1986. Throughout his career he received numerous honors and awards including the 10th Anniversary Bus Service Award from the City of Oneonta for Devoted Service and Dedicated Leadership.

    Ed was very active as a community leader. He was the founder and first President of the NYS Purchasing Association. He also founded MAN-to-MAN, a Prostate Cancer Group for the Oneonta and Cooperstown Area. Mr. Shultis was active in his church and was the Elder Sunday School Superintendent. He worked with the Boy Scouts as and Explorer Leader as well as coordinating special activities for a number of other youth groups. Mr. Shultis was active in the Rotary Club for more than 45 years. He also co-chaired a successful building drive for the Upstate Home for Children.

    Ed Shultis was inducted into the New York Public Transit Hall of Fame in 2002. He passed away on December 15, 2008.

  • tanskiEdward Tanski

    Mr. Tanski has a long work history in the transit industry. He began is career in 1946 as a Helper at the International Railway Company and moved on to become a Mechanic at the International Railway Company in 1947.

    Mr. Tanski began a long and distinguished career at the Niagara Frontier Transit System, Inc. in 1952 as an Automotive Engineer. He advanced his career with the Niagara Frontier Transit System, Inc. in 1966 he became the General Shop Foreman and in 1967 he moved on to become the Superintendent of Equipment. As Superintendent of Equipment for NFT, Mr. Tanski oversaw modernization of maintenance functions performed in streetcar barns and horseshoe nail factory to today's garage and shop facilities. He is recognized as a pioneer in maintenance technology. Edward maintained all the technological equipment advancements: Radio-Dispatching, Air-Conditioning, High-speed Express buses. He coordinated the centralization of separate heavy maintenance functions, such as the Hertel Avenue Unit Change Shop and Forest Avenue Body Avenue Body Shop into the Cold Spring Central Shop.

    Mr. Tanski became Vice-President, Equipment and Maintenance 1978, a position he held until his retirement from the Niagara Frontier Transit System, Inc. in 1989. As Vice President, Maintenance for Metro, Mr. Tanski designed the Cold Spring Central Shop, as well as the Frontier, Cold Spring, and Babcock bus garages to optimize internal bus movements for servicing and inspection maintenance. He consolidated maintenance operations for the combined 6 private bus companies into the Niagara Frontier Transit Metro System. Mr. Tanski set up the maintenance operation to integrate the Metro bus system with the Metro light rail system, which initiated revenue service during his tenure. His experience and service to the transportation industry and the NFT were invaluable because IRC/NFT had "done it before."

    Mr. Tanski received the APTA "Golden 100" Award for Metro's Maintenance Efficiency in 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, and 1985. He founded Niagara Frontier Live Steamers, model railroad association.

    He served as President of Truck and Bus Maintenance Association of Western New York. Edward was an active member of NYPTA. He shared knowledge and "best practices" with many NYPTA members to facilitate the evolution of modern maintenance practices. He was inducted in 2002.

  • carpenterBernie Carpenter

    Bernie Carpenter worked for the Ithaca Community Transit System in 1962 as a bus driver. Community Transit System was Ithaca's new municipal system which succeeded a failing private bus line. In 1962 Bernie was a popular driver who was later assigned supervisory responsibilities as Head Bus Driver. Over the next 30 years he worked his way up to Acting Superintendent of Public Works. From 1974-1976 Bernie worked to recreate Ithaca's bus system with a new route design, system name, logo, graphics, system maps and schedules, tokens, fare collection system, new buses and passenger shelters. "Ithaca Transit" was unveiled in 1977 with bold red, white and blue graphics. Between the years of 1974 and 1983 ridership more than doubled.

    Bernie was a showman in the best possible sense - a visible community advocate and spokesman of the virtues of professional transit service. Ithaca Transit ran a go-car bus in city parades and proudly showed off new buses to the media. Bernie was a strong supporter of the New York Public Transportation Safety Board and was proud that Ithaca Transit was a model of small system safety planning and operations. In 1985, Ithaca Transit won APTA's top safety award from a field of 176 systems in the small urban class of 30,000 to 100,000 people.

    Bernie supported the growth of transit service outside the City of Ithaca in Tompkins County. He encouraged the city to partner with Tompkins County, Cornell University and other municipalities to subsidize new suburban service and to coordinate with new rural services. From 1989-1992, Bernie represented the City in partnership with Tompkins County and Cornell University to design and construct the Ithaca Tompkins Transit Center, which was reorganized and consolidated under TCAT in 1998.

    Bernie was also a founding member of New York Public Transit Managers' Association (the predecessor to NYPTA), served on the Board of Directors and in the offices of Vice President and President. Bernie was a strong advocate for State Transit Operating Assistance funding, state dedicated capital funding and enlarging NYPTA membership to include regional authorities and the MTA.

    Bernie passed away in December of 2003. He was inducted in 2004.

  • fitzgeraldDennis Fitzgerald

    Dennis served as the Executive Director of CDTA for 22 years, making him one of the longest tenured chief executives in the transit industry. He oversaw the creation, development and continual refinement of CDTA into a four-county regional transportation authority. He developed a demand response para-transit system for people with disabilities called STAR (Special Transit Available by Request). This service was in place and operational, a full 8 years before the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Dennis implemented the CDTA Swiper bus pass program and the complementary Corporate Program. Close to 40% of peak hour customers use prepayment, with the corporate program having close to 100 member companies. The program was recognized with an APTA ADWheel Award in 1994 and an American Marketing Association Award in 1995.

    Using the Swiper program as a base, Dennis developed the successful Jobs Access Programs, designed to connect people to jobs. The program was recognized for its effectiveness in 2001 with an APTA Welfare to Work Award.

    Dennis oversaw the construction of two new operating garages and the renovation and expansion of CDTA's Albany headquarters. He also oversaw the construction of the new Rensselaer Rail Station. The $53.1 million facility was one of the most complicated public projects in recent memory, consisting of five projects within a project, including a new station, a new Herrick Street Bridge, a new parking garage, new boarding platforms and extensive track and signal systems. This new regional gateway serves over 650,000 rail customers annually and is the 11th busiest station in the Amtrak network. In addition to this station, he also initiated the planning and development process for the new Saratoga Springs Train Station.

    An active and energetic member of NYPTA since its inception, he has held leadership positions in the organization for many years and was called on to represent NYPTA and its members in many ways throughout his career. He continues to be an advocate for the transit industry, its employees and our customers in his retirement.

    Dennis garnered tremendous respect from colleagues, employees and transit customers for his sense of fairness, his genuine desire to solve problems and to improve transit service for people. The readers of METRO Magazine recognized his efforts in 2000, when they voted him one of the 10 Most Respected General Managers in North America. He was inducted in 2004.

  • murphyRaymond Murphy

    Raymond Murphy was a graduate of Manhattan College, and United States Naval Officers Candidate School. He served as a Lieutenant Commander on the USS Newport News. Ray Murphy was an executive with the Fifth Avenue Coach Company in New York City when he started his own bus operation in Westchester.  He purchased Westchester Street Transportation in the late 1960's. The Bernacchia brothers, who had taken over their father's bus and street railway business in Yonkers, were already acquiring a number of smaller operations around Westchester when Ray Murphy joined them in 1969. By combining their vision, funds, skills, resources, franchises, and bus operations, the new team created a strong base for the expanding and acquiring of other bus companies, and improving service to the public.

    Ray served as the company's finance manager. The company quickly became Westchester County's premiere private transportation company serving approximately 33 million passengers. Today Liberty Lines Inc. employs approximately 1000 people who service and maintain the equipment and operate routes in both Westchester County and New York City. Raymond supported NYPTA since its inception, by attending and supporting all conferences and serving on numerous conference committees. Ray passed away in February of 2003. He was inducted in 2004.

  • peyrebruneHenry Peyrebrune

    Henry Peyrebrune retired in 1995 as First Deputy Commissioner of the New York State Department of Transportation, after 33 years of service.

    Before that Henry served as Assistant Commissioner for Transportation Policy and Public Transportation at NYSDOT. Here he made contributions to the Department's programs in planning, mass transit, aviation, railroads, trucks and ports. He oversaw economic regulation, transportation policy development and implementation.

    He also served as Program Associate in the Governor's Office where he advised the Governor on programs in transportation, environment and public recreation.

    Henry has attended Purdue University, Yale University and the University of Minnesota, where he received his doctorate in Transportation.

    He has served as a guest lecturer at the Rockefeller Institute for Public Policy and as an Adjunct Professor at Union College.

    Since retiring Henry is active with the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management and is a Visiting Scholar at New York University's Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service.

    He has served as an Independent Transportation Consultant for numerous state, national and international projects. He has many accomplishments in transit including serving as an independent consultant to USDOT to act as Special Advisor to the Minister of Communications in Saudi Arabia in 1995.

    He is married to Sally Warboys Peyrebrune and has five children. He was inducted in 2004.

  • schneiderNorm Schneider

    Norm Schneider's career spanned nearly 33 years in state service. While over 20 of those years were with NYSDOT, Norm has also had the opportunity to serve as a Program Associate in the Governor's Office and as a Deputy Commissioner in the Department of Motor Vehicles. To each of those endeavors he brought a level of energy, enthusiasm and professionalism that earned him the respect of his colleagues.

    Norm joined the Department in June 1967 as a Junior Engineer, having just graduated from Clarkson University with a degree in Civil Engineering. He was one of the first six to go through a new internship program with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to earn a Masters Degree in Transportation Engineering while working for the Department.
    Norm was a key member of the task force that created the Department's first Environmental Action Plan. This experience helped hone his skills in finding practical solutions to complex problems and in bringing together diverse and sometimes opposing interests to a common end.

    In the mid 1970's Norm assisted the Department in crafting a new State Transportation Operating Assistance Program (STOA) to provide much needed operating subsidies to the MTA and numerous public and private transit services around the state. That program has gone through many changes over the past 20+ years, but continues today at the level of $1.6 billion a year.

    From the late 1970's to the mid 1990's Norm was directly involved in all major transportation legislation including transportation bond issues and the development of five year highway programs with the legislature, all of which were important to this agency. This was accomplished as a part of the Planning, Development and Transit Divisions and then subsequently as Program Associate in the Governor's Office.

    One key piece of safety legislation Norm helped see through the legislative process was Article 19-A of the Vehicle and Traffic Law which set up new higher standards for the drivers of buses in commercial service and the drivers of school buses. Article 19-A has been modified and strengthened many times over the past 20 years. It continues New York State's record of having the most stringent requirements on bus drivers of any state in the country.

    Subsequently Norm was asked to serve as a Deputy Commissioner in the Department of Motor Vehicles. He helped that agency re-invent itself and most importantly he was instrumental in forging a close working relationship between DMV and NYSDOT on matters regarding safety.

    Returning to the Department in the early 1990's Norm helped guide the Department through the federal Clean Air Act requirements. Through his efforts the Department remained eligible for billions of Federal Highway funds while avoiding onerous transportation requirements. He also assisted the Policy Group in the support of congressional staff putting together ISTEA in a manner that was favorable to New York State. Following ISTEA Norm helped in the establishment of the first dedicated transportation fund in New York in 1992.

    When Commissioner Boardman consolidated rail and commercial vehicle safety functions into a new Passenger and Freight Safety Division, Norm was asked to be the new Division's first director. Under Norm's direction the Division saw improved Bus Industry Safety Performance and Vehicle Safety Regulations were rewritten for the first time in 30 years. During this time the Division also began to implement the automation of commercial vehicle safety.

    Norm helped a multi agency Drowsy Driver Task Force to look closer at the issue in New York State. Through his leadership the task force was able to provide information that was directly relevant to the Department's program to upgrade and modernize rest areas, first in Region 1 and then elsewhere in the state. This effort was recognized by USDOT as a model program for other states to emulate.

    Norm was instrumental in developing a diesel emission testing program jointly with NYS DMV, NYS DEC, and NYSP. Required to satisfy federal requirements, Norm helped craft a program that builds on the Department's ongoing roadside safety inspection and semi-annual bus safety inspection programs to meet the overall requirement in a way that is acceptable to industry.

    Norm Schneider has consistently made a difference throughout his career. It is through his adherence to the Department's core values of Integrity, Customer Service, Partnership, Teamwork, People and Excellence that Norm has been so successful. He was inducted in 2004.

  • veselovskyJoseph Veselovsky

    Joe began his career with the MTA Long Island Bus on March 26, 1973 as a Mail Clerk. Through hard work and dedication, his talents were soon recognized and he rose quickly through the ranks. He held several positions in the financial area including Manager of Accounting, Assistant Comptroller and Director of Capital and Operating Budgets. When he retired, he was Assistant Vice President of Financial and Strategic Planning.

    Joe was an integral part of the management team at LI Bus throughout his career. Executive management invariably sought his expertise to address complex transit financial issues. However, within LI Bus Joe was equally respected for his willingness to always assist co-workers and his desire to cultivate his staff members by challenging them to ascend to the next level.

    Within the New York Public Transit Association (NYPTA) and the state transit community, Joe is probably best known for his countless hours of tedious analytic work that helped reshape statewide funding allocations. In the early 1990's Joe began the statewide effort to obtain projections on capital needs from member agencies and compare them to available funding. His needs analysis led to one of the first ever state-funded non-MTA capital programs.

    Joe's accomplishments have had an impact on every member transit agency within NYPTA.

    Joe undertook a similar analytic effort for State Transit Operating Assistance. He calculated the amount required to fund the formula-based systems under the existing passenger/miles formula and benchmarked it against state operating funds in the state budget. He helped demonstrate that the state account had sufficient revenue to permit a formula increase. For the balance of his career, Joe played an important advisory role on state formula spending to the NYPTA Board and helped establish a strong working bond that endures to this day between NYSDOT and NYPTA on formula allocations.

    While working at the MTA Long Island Bus, Joe attended Suffolk Community College and then transferred to Hofstra University. While at Hofstra, he earned a Bachelor of Accounting degree in 1980 and later took courses toward an MBA in Management.

    Joe was married to Mary Ellen Young. They met at Long Island Bus and had two children, Lisa (18) and Joseph Jr. (16). Joe passed away in the fall of 2003. He was inducted in 2004.

  • edingerLeonard "Len" F. Edinger, II

    Mr. Edinger served as the transportation director for the OswegoCounty Opportunities, Inc. for fourteen years where he managed a fleet of 43 buses. In his tenure with OswegoCounty Opportunities, passenger count increased by 25% and revenue nearly doubled. Len was a long-time devoted and active board member of the New York Public Transit Association (NYPTA).Len was president of the National Management Association and a member of the Advisory Committee for Rural Transit Assistance Program. Len also served on various human service agency committees in OswegoCounty. He was a strong supporter of the C.W. Baker High School music program and the Baldwinsville TheatreGuild for which he served as treasurer.

    Len was born in Syracuse, and was a 1961 graduate of North Syracuse High School and 1965 graduate of Williams College. Len enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1966 and served for 26 years. His first tour of duty took him to Saipan, Northern Marianas Islands, where he met and married Maggie, his wife of 38 years. A loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, Len passed away in May, 2006, and was survived by his wife, Maggie; three children, Jane E. (Corbin P.)Baum of Cleveland, OH, Kimberly (Kenneth) Russell of Raleigh, NC, and Rick Edinger of New York, NY; three grandchildren, Graycen, Kiersten and Michaela; a brother, Frederick P. Edinger of Parish; an uncle, Jack Kreischer of Jamesville; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was inducted in 2006.

  • heklerHerbert Hekler

    Mr. Hekler was one of the founding members of the New York Public Transit Association (NYPTA) and served on the first Board of Directors for the Association. Herb retired from Ulster County Rural Transportation after 35 years where he served as the Director of Planning. During his tenure, he worked on numerous projects ranging from parks to buses to helping laid off IBM workers find new jobs. He served as a catalyst for cooperation between county planners throughout the region. He also developed the hub and spoke transit system in Ulster County and built the framework from a planning perspective for today's Ulster County Area Transit.

    Herb was recently honored with the Regional Achievement award from the Mid-Hudson Pattern for Progress for his achievements in guiding Ulster County's growth. Herb is very active in the local community, through providing support to the high school band and has participated in many historical county activities.

  • reillyJohn "Jack" Reilly

    John "Jack" Reilly retired in 2005 after 26 years of service from the Capital District Transportation Authority. From 1976-1979, Jack served as a Senior Planner, from 1979-1997 as Director of Planning & Development, and most recently as Deputy Executive Director from 1997-2005.

    Jack has been the leading light for CDTA for the introduction of information technology, the introduction of automatic vehicle locating systems and automatic passenger counting, the creation of flexibly-routed suburban circulator services, the creation of a regional fare structure, the development and construction of the $53 million Rensselaer Rail Station (the first major intercity rail station constructed in the U.S. in more than 50 years), the development of the Saratoga Springs Rail Station and the creation of a Medicaid transportation brokerage.

    Jack is an active participant in TCRP programs, an adjunct Associate Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and serves on the New York State Senate High Speed Rail Task Force as an advisor on high speed rail issues in New York State.

    Jack has built a reputation as a reliable and accessible resource and advisor for numerous NYPTA members on a broad variety of subjects, especially on how to access a broad range of grant programs and has been a frequent presenter at NYPTA conferences and meetings. He was inducted in 2006

  • edEdward (Ed) Gallagher

    Served as regional sales manager for American Seating Company for 35 years. Ed Gallagher's career will best be remembered for the "old school" friendship and collegiality he brought to all his business and personal relationships. Ed made it a priority to know NYPTA members and treat all his customers, no matter how large or small their transit system, with the same warmth, friendliness and unique customer service. Because he traveled the Northeast, Ed brought and took news from and to transit professionals throughout New York, New England and Pennsylvania. Ed understood the transit industry and worked with providers to solve problems and succeed. Ed was active in NYPTA as well as the American Public Transit Association, New England Public Transit Association (NEPTA) and Pennsylvania Public Transit Association (PPTA). Ed Gallagher was a consistent and powerful supporter of NYPTA, active in the Association's advocacy programs, corporate training and presentations, technical support groups and corporate committee work. Ed passed away in December 2003 after a long battle with cancer. He remained active in the transit industry until the end, leaving a great legacy of respect and loyalty. He was inducted in 2009.

  • insettaJohn Insetta

    Began as director of Oneonta Public Transit (OPT) in 1986. At that time, OPT was a demand response service with an annual passenger trip total of approximately 40,000. As Director, John transformed the system from its demand response service to a fixed route service with an annual passenger trip total of approximately 700,000. In addition to reforming the system's transit services, John instituted a policy to provide transit service to regional shopping centers. OPT's storage and maintenance facility expanded from a two-bay building to a ten-bay building with in-house bus washing. Oneonta Public Transit is the only transit system in the country which has not raised its original base fare. John has been an active member of the NYPTA Board of Directors since 1986. His first assignment was to work with then NYPTA President Joe Boardman to change the bylaws to recreate NYPTA from an upstate small systems association to one that included all transit agencies and authorities in New York State. During this period every large property, including the MTA, became an active member of NYPTA and a strong statewide voice for public transportation. John served on the legislative, finance, development, insurance and bylaws committees. In addition to his involvement with NYPTA, John was a member of the original NYSDOT RTAP Advisory Committee and remained an active member of that committee until his retirement earlier this year. Famous for his line "I feel strongly both ways," John is a strong leader and friend to New York's transit industry. He was inducted in 2009.

  • BoylanFINALChristopher Boylan

    Christopher Boylan is currently the Director of Governmental and Strategic Partnerships for the General Contractors Association (GCA) of NY and also heads up the Transportation & Infrastructure practice for Harris Rand Lusk (HRL), an Executive Search firm based in NYC. Just prior to joining the GCA and HRL, Chris retired as Deputy Executive Director of the NYS Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), after nearly 21 years of senior level management at the largest public transit provider in the U.S.

    Over the years, Chris has been very active in NYPTA and the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). At NYPTA he served for nearly five years on the Board of Directors and has been active in a number of legislative and policy issues at the state level. At APTA, he served as the elected Vice Chair and Member of the Executive Committee at APTA for nearly 8 years as well as Member of the Board of Directors for 15 years. He is nationally recognized for his two decades of contributions to APTA's legislative policy efforts, having helped shape national transit policy that protected New York State's interests in four federal authorizations. Chris is a strong leader and friend to New York's transit industry. He was inducted in 2011.

  • CasselsFINALPeter Cassels

    Peter Cassels began his nearly five decade long transit career in 1960 shortly after marrying his wife, Kathleen. He started as a cleaner with the Third Avenue Railroad/Surface Transit, which would later become the Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority (MABSTOA). Throughout the years Peter worked his way up to the positions of mechanic, foreman, assistant supervisor, supervisor, and after 31 years of service, he retired as a general superintendant of surface transit.

    Collectively, Peter worked 46 years in the transit industry and received numerous awards and proclamations in recognition of his exemplary career. His vast knowledge, unwavering dedication and outstanding managerial style endeared him to many in the transit authority and made him a legend throughout the industry. He touched the lives of countless young TA employees, many of whom would go on to become today's leaders — and most would credit their success to having worked with Peter. 

    Peter Cassels,longtime friend and legendary figure within the New York State Transit Authority, passed away on September 12, 2010. He was inducted in 2011.

  • Millar FINALWilliam Millar

    William W. Millar retired from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) in 2011 after serving 15 years as the Association's president. During his tenure, Bill led the Association to numerous legislative victories, including increasing federal investment in public transportation by 300%!

    Bill began his career as the county transportation planner in Lancaster, PA. In 1973, he joined the Pennsylvania DOT, where he developed and managed Pennsylvania's Free Transit Program for Senior Citizens and led the Penn DOT's rural public and community transit efforts. As executive director of the Port Authority of Allegheny County from 1983-1996, Bill oversaw the development and operation of bus, busway, light rail, paratransit and inclined plane service. In 1987 he received APTA's Jesse Haugh Award for Transit Manager of the Year. He is the founder of Pittsburgh's award-winning ACCESS paratransit service.

    Mr. Millar is a strong supporter of transportation research and is the recipient of the Founding Father Award for his leadership in establishing the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP). He has been a member of the executive committee of the Transportation Research Board for many years and served as its chair in 1992. Bill has shown tremendous support for the Association and New York's transit industry over the years.

    Bill Millar currently does consulting work and is on the staff of the Eno Center for Transportation, a neutral, non-partisan think-tank that promotes policy innovation and provides professional development opportunities across the career span of transportation professionals. Bill was inducted in 2011.

  • FranPaviaFINALFrances Pavia

    Fran Pavia became part of the "NYPTA family," as she so affectionately calls it, when she went to work for the then-Utica Transit Authority (now CENTRO of Oneida) in 1981. At that time, UTA General Manager Carmen Arcuri became Treasurer of NYPTA. Fran jumped in to help, too. She set up board meetings and worked with NYS DOT's Bill Acquario and others to organize conferences—volunteer work she loved.

    Having been involved with NYPTA for over three decades, Fran has planned conferences and judged roadeos around the state, and she served as NYPTA's treasurer for many years and roadeo treasurer, as well. The number of hours Fran has volunteered for the Association are too numerous to count. Fran's outstanding dedication to the Association and New York's transit industry over the years is deeply appreciated. She was inducted in 2011.

  • Bruce2015 100pxBruce Black

    Spanning a career of nearly 4 decades in the transportation industry, Bruce Black was employed by Diesel Division, a manufacturer of transit buses and other large scale equipment, until he retired in 2009. Bruce served in a wide range of roles for the company including purchasing agent, warranty manager and regional service, sales, product support and parts manager covering territory in the United States and Canada. 

    As a Board Member of NYPTA, Bruce provided guidance and leadership in many areas including sponsorship, training, rodeo, legislative, technology and programs. Bruce served as the first private sector board member and enhanced the transit industries link with private sector businesses and increased corporate membership and participation.


  • SteveShareSteven Share

    Steven Share completed over 37 years at Central New York Regional Transit Authority (CNYRTA). His career began as a Grant Accountant in 1975 and he worked his way up to Chief Financial Officer where he proudly served for 26 years, retiring in 2012. Steve was recognized by the New York State Office of the Governor for developing an internal control system that was at the forefront in the accounting field. Audits led by Steve were cited by the Office of the State Comptroller as a model for other state authorities. He was named Central New York’s Financial Officer of the Year in 2008. 

    Steve vigorously advocated for NYPTA at the state level and provided astute financial insight to the association in regards to the state funding process. He actively supports several local charities and has far exceeded the 10-gallon blood donation level for the American Red Cross.

  • rickswistRichard Swist

    Rick Swist is an expert in strategic management and public policy with over 25 years of experience in government, economic development, human services and public transit. Rick served as Executive Director of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) in Buffalo and Executive Director of the Erie County Industrial Development Agency. He has participated in several national and state trade associations, including serving as President of NYPTA, where he implemented a strategic plan that resulted in more effective advocacy and nearly doubled membership and revenue.

    As founder of Swist Government Consulting Associates, he continues to provide policy, strategic planning and management services to both public and private sector clients.

  • JohnWalshJohn Walsh

    John Walsh has over 30 years in the transportation industry. He has held senior management positions with the New York City Transit Authority, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (Houston METRO), and The Long Island Bus Company.

    In 2008 John joined Clever Devices as, Vice President of Business Intelligence and Strategy where he continues to implement procedures and tactics to increase efficiencies for transit agencies, to increase safety and security for all riders, and to create technologies to enable sustainable transport systems. He holds several awards and honors from various industry associations and academic institutions. He authored numerous technical papers, and transportation related documents, as well as serving on various advisory committees relevant to the transportation industry.