Unlike many people who work in transit and say they fell into the industry by accident, Nathaniel “Nat” Ford, who is 57, likes to say transit runs in his DNA. Born and raised in Queens, New York, Ford grew up taking buses and subways. Read more about the CEO of Jacksonville Transportation Authority (and former MARTA CEO) in People Who Move People.
At the 2018 CTAA Expo in Pittsburgh, transit agencies from across North America congregated at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center to explore the future of mobility. Pepper Harward, Routematch’s Vice President of Transit Solutions, guided attendees through the interactive workshop: “Understanding All Things On-Demand Transit.”
As far as public transportation circles are concerned, Shirley DeLibero is known as the Queen of Transit. Which makes sense, because her transit career expands over three decades. Her efforts in Houston were even recognized with a building named in her honor, the Shirley A. DeLibero Rail Operations Center.
Rhonda Briggins grew up very fast and very young. Her biological parents raised her along with hundreds of foster children in their home since she was six years old, and they continue to welcome more to this day. Growing up wasn’t always easy for her as a child, but those experiences have instilled in her the true meaning of being a civil citizen.
As the former Chief Executive Officer of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), Andy Byford spent much of his time making substantial improvements to the system. When Andy joined the organization, he was aware of the problems at TTC. However, where some people might have seen obstacles, Andy saw a huge opportunity.
The world is constantly changing. 2020 will be very different from 2017, and 2050 and 2100 even more so. With that in mind, these are some trends that are shifting the way we think about transportation and mobility.