As executive director and general manager, Bob Schneider has dual roles reporting to both the CMRTA board of directors and Veolia Transportation. His common roles are oversight of 125 employees: 95 collective bargaining unit positions, eight senior managers, and 22 managerial/administrative employees.
As executive director, he is responsible for fixed-route and paratransit operation and develops the operating budget, organizational policy, and directs grants, finance, and operational elements of all services. Schneider oversees management of a combined budget of $11.5 million with 65 revenue vehicles and 1.7 million annual passenger boardings.
As the general manager he directs fixed-route and paratransit services, including Operations, Maintenance, Revenue, Budget, Finance, Training, Risk Management, Planning and Human Resource elements in an operating/revenue contract.
Schneider has secured effective paratransit scheduling/AVL software package, redirected $300K fuel island expansion toward environmental compliance, accelerated vehicle replacement cycle, and directed vehicle replacement program for an outdated fleet. He also converted public employees to private subsidiary corporation, negotiated a 3-year union labor contract and reallocated underperforming service hours to high-productivity routes reducing total revenue hours.
Schneider is a technical advisor and presenter for Clean Cities Coalition, Boise, Idaho, and is also active in the Downtown Business District Operational Working Group, the City of Boise & Valley Regional Transit Service Planning Committee, and the City of Boise Parking Advisory Committee.