Robert A. Schneider, PhD

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toward environmental compliance, accelerated vehicle replacement cycle, and directed vehicle replacement program for an outdated fleet.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.

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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.

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