Mass Transit Magazine

Mass Transit Announces its Top 40 Under 40 List

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

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