URS Names Bob Holt a senior vice president and national director, Program and Construction Management. In this position, Holt is responsible for leading URS’ program and construction management practice across all business lines, including facilities, water/wastewater, air transportation, federal, rail transportation and surface transportation. He is based in Washington, D.C. Holt previously served as vice president of program and construction management at Jacobs Engineering where he structured and led the program and construction management business in various markets, including facilities, federal, environmental and certain process and industrial business segments.
Chris Collet assumes the role of vice president, bus and hybrid markets, for Vanner Inc. after a long career with Allison Transmission and General Motors. Collet was product sales manager for the Allison Electric Drives, heavy-duty hybrids, for 11 years. Over that period, he was a major contributor in defining, marketing and selling the EP40 and EP50 2-Mode hybrids to the transit and coach industry (now named H 40 EP and H 50 EP Allison Hybrids). Collet has been credited with creating the hybrid market for transit buses by the director of one of the top 12 largest transit fleets in the United States.
The Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) named David Cangany as the special services manager for the three-county transit agency. Cangany will manage the day-to-day operations for the paratransit services offered by TANK, namely RAMP (the Regional Area Mobility Program). In this role, he will oversee approximately 40 employees and 35 buses, including all paratransit dispatch, reservations, and scheduling functions. Cangany has more than six years of experience in the transit industry. Most recently, he served as transportation supervisor at IndyGo in Indianapolis.
Lance Larson has joined the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) as the executive director of government relations. For four years, Larson served as director of legislative affairs for San Bernardino County, where he worked directly with the county's board of supervisors and served as a legislative liaison and chief spokesman for the county to the California State Legislature and U.S. Congress.
BAE Systems has named John Maddox western regional sales manager for its HybriDrive hybrid electric propulsion system. In this position, Maddox is responsible for HybriDrive series system sales in the western portion of the United States and Canada — 11 states and two provinces. The HybriDrive series propulsion system powers the world’s largest hybrid bus fleet and carries more than two million passengers every day.
Affiliated Computer Services (ACS), A Xerox Company, has hired Steve Frazzini, the former vice president for automated fare collection and MetroCard operations for the MTA in New York City, as vice president of fare payment solutions, as ACS advances its transit sector open payment business. In his 25 year career in public transit, Frazzini was a key contributor in the development, implementation and management of New York City’s MetroCard Program, serving 9 million daily riders.
Robert H. Wilson will serve as the chief of public transportation for the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT). Wilson will oversee the state’s public transportation, human service transportation and transportation demand management programs. He will also guide strategic planning for the transit and transportation demand management areas to ensure that the agency’s programs provide congestion relief, deliver public benefits and incorporate land use considerations in transportation planning. Wilson has 20 years of experience in transportation, the last 13 of which as a chief executive for three separate agencies.