Mass Transit's 2016 Top 40 Under 40

Sept. 6, 2016
Mass Transit magazine recognizes individuals for their contributions and who have shown a capacity for innovation, demonstrated leadership and a commitment to making an impact in transit.

We recognize individuals for their contributions and who have shown a capacity for innovation, demonstrated leadership and a commitment to making an impact in transit.

Criteria for selection include such things as job commitment, industry involvement and contribution, achievement in his or her position and innovation in his or her field.

Below are the recipients of our 2016 Top 40 Under 40!

Nathaniel Atherstone, City of Fairfield/Fairfield and Suisun Transit

Avital Barnea, United States Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary

Cecil O. Blandon, First Transit de Panamá Transporte Masivo de Panamá, S.A. (MiBus)

Candace Brakewood, Ph.D., The City College of New York

Peter Brown B.E. (Civil), PMP, Sound Transit

Kendra Bullard, DART Mobility Management Services

James Campbell, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

Martha Elena Coello, AICP, Fairfax County Department of Transportation

Matt Cole, Cubic Transportation Systems

Matthew Conover, Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority

Brendan Conway, Milwaukee County Transit System

David Cooper, City Planning Division, City of Toronto

Amanda M. Denham, M.P.A., San Diego Metropolitan Transit System

Joshua B. Diamond, Foursquare Integrated Transportation Planning Inc.

Shawn M. Donaghy, Fort Worth Transportation Authority

Caroline Ducas, P.E., VHB

Michael Finnern, Proterra

Katie Gagnon, Foothill Transit

Yoav Hagler, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

Shannon D. Haney, GISP, Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority

Alex Harnocz, Akron Metro RTA

Michael Haynes, Chicago Transit Authority

Jason Henry, B.Sc., City of Grande Prairie (Grande Prairie Transit)

Brandy L. Jones, APR, Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority/Cincinnati Metro

Lyssa Leitner, AICP, Washington County

Paul Lewis, Eno Center for Transportation

Kate J. Lichtenstein, PMP, Sound Transit

Benjamin Owen, Federal Transit Administration

Heather M. Pekar, MTM Inc. and Ride Right LLC

Brandon Policicchio, Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority

Kevin B. Quinn Jr., AICP, Maryland Transit Administration

Björn Rådström, P.Eng., Winnipeg Transit

Nicole Recker, Denton County Transportation Authority

Brett C.S. Roberts, MBA, Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority

Gheorghe Rosca Jr., P.E. MBA, HDR

Jacob Simmons, M.S.TM, Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada

Britt Tanner, P.E., San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency 

Abigail Thorne-Lyman, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit

Candace Toth, Sound Transit

Chang Yang, Metro Transit

Honorary recipient, K9 Officer Argo, Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Learn more about the recipients by hearing from them in the following videos: 

To nominate someone for 2017: