Veolia Transportation has named Robert Goody as general manager, overseeing the company’s contracts with The Regional Municipality of York for transit service.
Yann Leriche, vice president and deputy COO for Veolia Transportation’s Transit Division, made the announcement on Sept. 5, stating, “Bob Goody is a seasoned professional who brings with him vast experience in transportation including safety, quality-focused operations and customer service. He will be a true asset to the Veolia team.”
As general manager, Goody will be responsible for two bus contracts Veolia operates for York Region – YRT/Viva and YRT – with a combined annual ridership of more than 12.8 million passengers.
Goody began his career in transit at Transit Windsor where he spent 20 years as operations manager before moving to Oshawa Transit as general manager in 2000, followed by OC Transit as manager of transit operations in 2003. In 2010 Goody joined Gameday Management Group where he managed bus operations for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and Paralympic Games.
Prior to joining Veolia, Goody was manager of transit Operations for Niagara Falls Transit.
Goody earned his bachelor's degree from SUNY at Buffalo and served as chair and board member of several notable industry organizations, such as Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA), Ontario Community Transportation Association/Ontario Urban Transit Association, Community Transportation Action Program (CTAP) and Windsor Chamber of Commerce.