Mass Transit, the only magazine exclusively dedicated to public transportation, announces the fifth 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,” says 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,” adds 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.”
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Mass Transit 40 Under 40 List 2013
Andrew C. Auxier, Stacy and Witbeck
Joshua Baker, Radford Transit, Operated by New River Valley Community Services
Jill Barnett, Lextran
Nadine Bernard, Nova Bus, Division of Volvo Group
Brent Boyd, San Diego Metropolitan Transit System
Brian D. Buchanan, VIA Metropolitan Transit
Lora Byala, Foursqure Integrated Transportation Planning Inc.
Gerardo Castillo, Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Shawn A. Chavira, Foothill Transit/First Transit
Laura Cruz-Acosta, Sun Metro
Selene Faer Dalton-Kumins, Federal Transit Administration, US DOT
Michael Donaghy, MBA, BEP, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Brian Farber, Federal Transit Administration, US DOT
James Harrison Flint II, Sunset Empire Transportation District and the Northwest Ride Center
Justin Garrod, Sound Transit
Tim Geibel, Crawford Area Transportation Authority
Paul Grether, Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority/Metro
Christopher Hemmer, P.E., Parsons Brinckerhoff
Chad A. Huffman, Avail Technologies Inc.
Marie Lewis Adams, Transportation Management & Design Inc.
Benjamin Limmer, AICP, Valley Metro
Nate Macek, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Greg Marx BAE Systems
Amanda Nightingale, King County Metro, Sound Transit
Jon Y. Nouchi, Oahu Transit Services Inc.
Luke Olson, P.E., HDR Engineering Inc.
Nicholas Perfili, Fairfax County Department of Transportation
Julia Quinn, Amtrak
Anna Rahtz, Omnitrans
Christine B. Rhoads, First Transit
Robert Schneider, Central Midlands Transit (The Comet)
Mitun Seguin, Veolia Transportation
Christof Spieler, P.E., LEED AP, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Morris Architects
Conrad Venema, The Rapid
Rosa Ena Villarreal, Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority
James Vine, Prince George Transit Ltd. (A Division of PWTransit)
Justin R. Vonashek, Metra
Brian Waterman, AICP, StarMetro
Dr. Kari Edison Watkins, Georgia Tech
Billy Wingfield II, Valley Ride – Boise Services