According to Susan Orr of the Indiana Business Journal, IndyGo has tapped a Silicon Valley transit executive as its new president and CEO. Inez Evans, Chief Operating Officer at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority in California since 2015, will become IndyGo’s top executive next month, the Indianapolis transit agency announced Tuesday. She will replace IndyGo President and CEO Mike Terry, who earlier this year announced his intent to retire.
- Jun 1, 2019
Chris Brown of Vancouver Washington's Clark County Today reports that C-TRAN was recently honored by the American Public Transportation Association as the Nation’s Best Public Transit system. C-TRAN won in the mid-sized category, meaning systems with between 4 and 12 million rides per year. Donaghy joined C-TRAN in 2017, coming from Fort Worth, and says it was the best decision of his career. “There are jobs, and there are opportunities,” Donaghy told the crowd of elected officials and C-TRAN employees, “this was clearly the latter.” David Carol, Chief Operating Officer for APTA, said C-TRAN was one of the few mid-sized transit agencies in the U.S. with ridership numbers that continue to trend upwards, increasing 4.6 percent between 2016 and 2018 to 6.2 million trips per year. C-TRAN was also recognized for receiving a perfect rating from the Federal Transit Authority during its triennial review.
“We are so excited to have Dawn on board and we are looking forward to a long tenure at the helm,” board President Robert DeJournett said after the board voted in favor of the contract during its meeting at the Robert K. Pfaff Transit Center. Distler, 56, started her career at Metro as a bus driver. She had been working as the Director of Knoxville Area Transit before taking the Metro position. She told the board that she was excited to be back at Metro and looked forward to working with the board members. Distler, who is the first permanent female executive director to lead the agency, will oversee more than 400 employees and a $55 million annual operating budget. (Rick Armon, The Akron Beacon Journal)