Dave Reage began his career in public transportation with a private sector consulting firm in 2005 where he completed several high-profile consulting projects in public transit and other areas of transportation planning.
In 2007 Reage began work with Metro Transit, the public transit provider for Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM), in Nova Scotia, Canada. His first position with Metro Transit was as coordinator of Project Planning, responsible for key transit projects to support Metro Transit through significant growth in service and ridership. He is now the manager of Planning & Scheduling, accountable for the planning and scheduling of all transit service (currently more than 818,000 annual service hours), along with capital planning for Metro Transit’s $30 million annual capital budget, strategic planning and maintenance of all bus stops in HRM.
During his time with Metro Transit, Reage has led several projects that have — or will — reshape the face of public transit in HRM. These include the replacement of Metro Transit’s busiest transit terminal with a new 16-bay, $12 million facility that will see significant improvements to capacity and passenger/bus operator amenities. He also managed the implementation of the national award-winning MetroX rural commuter service, which provides express transit services from rural communities to Downtown Halifax. Reage was also project manager for Metro Transit’s current Five-Year Strategic Operations plan.
“Working in public transit allows me to positively impact a large number of people’s lives and see the results of my actions relatively quickly. A career in public transit allows me to pursue something I can be passionate about and perform work that I really enjoy.”