Mass Transit, the only magazine exclusively dedicated to public transportation, announced the fourth annual Mass Transit Top 40 Under 40 list, honoring those professionals who have made significant contributions to the public transit industry. Honorees were nominated by their peers and judged on criteria that included job commitment, industry involvement and contribution, achievement in his or her position and innovation in his or her field.
"Millions of people utilize public transportation every year, relying on it to transport them to work, school, social and sporting activities," said Publisher John Hollenhorst. "The individuals chosen for this year's list have been stand outs in their respective areas and show a strong passion and commitment that exemplifies the best of the best."
"We received so many qualified nominations we could easily have extended the list," added Editor Leah Harnack. "It was challenging to narrow it down, but we are confident that this list is made up of professionals who are not only extremely deserving of this honor, we expect they will continue to play a significant role in public transport for decades to come."
Winners will be showcased in the September/October cover feature of Mass Transit magazine and online at www.MassTransitmag.com.
Mass Transit 40 Under 40 List 2011
Aaron Kelly, RNL
Dr. Ahmed El-Aassar, Gannett Fleming Inc.
Allison Ledford, Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority
Arthur Pazdan, Parsons
Brett Wallace, HDR
Brian Andrews, Durham Area Transit Authority/First Transit Inc.
Christopher Yake, Reconnecting America/Center for Transit Oriented Development
Dave Reage, Metro Transit, Halifax Regional Municipality
Dee Leggett, Denton County Transportation Authority
Derick Hallahan, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Derrick Breun, New Orleans Regional Transit Authority/Veolia Transdev
Eddie Robar, Metro Transit, Halifax Regional Municipality
Edwin Adilson Rodríguez, Federal Transit Administration/U.S. Department of Transportation
Elizabeth Scanlon, Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit
Eric Haack, Access Services
Erik Rousseau, Southeastern Regional Transit Authority
Felicia Friesema, Foothill Transit/Veolia Transportation
Gregg Schildberger, MATBUS for the city of Fargo
Heather Milne, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Ibrahima Toure, Butte Regional Transit/Veolia Transportation Inc.
Ismael Segovia, City of El Paso – Sun Metro
Jared Forte, LexTran/Veolia Transportation
Jason Lurz, Maryland Transit Administration
Jeffrey Ensor, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Jeffrey Gonneville, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Jill Dunne, Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority
Katharine Eagan, Hillsborough Area Regional Transit
Katherine Hill, Commuter Advertising Inc.
Lauren Isaac, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Lora Mallory, First Transit Inc.
Meghan Makoid, Charlotte Area Transit System
Michael Jones, Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Nicholas Eull, Metro Transit
Rahul Kumar, Veolia Transportation
Robert Schneider, Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority/Veolia Transportation
Robert Taylo, SinglePoint
Steve Spradling, Oklahoma State University
Tom Phillips, Lakeland Area Mass Transit District & Polk Transit Authority
Tyler Bonstead, STV Inc.
Victoria Toujilina, BAE Systems