Cincinnati Metro Rail Manager Paul Grether.
Paul Grether has been named rail manager for Metro. In this role, he will manage Metro’s involvement in the Cincinnati Streetcar project.
Ultimately, Grether will be responsible for streetcar operations, vehicle maintenance, training, street supervision and other functions delineated in an operating agreement between the city of Cincinnati and Metro, which is being developed at this time.
Grether worked for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), where he served as manager of Streetcar Development. For the Atlanta Streetcar Project — a 2.7-mile modern streetcar now under construction — he was involved in stakeholder coordination between the city of Atlanta and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District. He also managed the National Environmental Policy Act process, developed the successful grant application and implemented the stakeholder decision-making process.
Grether had worked at MARTA since 2005. He has experience in working with Federal Transit Administration grant programs and regulations, the Metropolitan Transportation planning process, and project program management. Grether has served on the transit planning board and the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Streetcar subcommittee; he was president of the Southeastern Railway Museum. He also was selected to be part of Leadership APTA in 2011, a development program for leaders in the transit industry.
Grether received his bachelor’s degree in management and master’s degree in city and regional planning (transportation specialization with heavy emphasis on civil engineering) from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
He currently resides in Over-the-Rhine.