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Long Beach Transit will
purchase an additional
14 K9M 40-foot, battery-electric transit buses
from Build Your Dreams.

City of Guelph

NEW VEHICLES and a bus storage
facility are in store for Guelph.
long-range, battery-electric buses and
the installation of on-route charging
stations; the purchase of 30 additional
electric buses to add capacity to the fleet
while reducing emissions; and the construction of a new bus storage facility.
The storage facility will be in Guelph and
will store up to 200 vehicles, and include
electric charging stations.

▶ TriMet

has awarded
Connectpoint® a fiveyear contract to provide
hundreds of smart city
digital signs for the agency's fixed-route bus and
light-rail transit services.
Connectpoint's cloudbased management
system, CPAM™, will be
implemented across all
new digital arrival information displays.

▶ Keolis

has been awarded
a contract by Exo to operate 16 buses across Greater Montreal. The 12-month
contract will take effect
on March 30, 2020, and
includes an option for
two renewals of up to six
additional months.

▶ London

Trackwork, Inc.,
has been awarded the
supply contract for the
special trackwork for the
Trillium Line extension in
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
▶ Miller

ZoneGuard roadway

worker protection system
has been selected by
three California entities in
the Bay Area.
Link Transit has extended its partnership
with Momentum Dynamics through a five-year
contract following the
successful introduction and operation of a
wirelessly charged bus
in 2019. Momentum
Dynamics will provide
further charging systems
and ongoing services for
Link Transit's growing
fleet of electric buses.

People in the News

Leslie S. Richards

Darryl Haley

Ed Alvarez

Mary Cummings

Monica C. Fowler

Authority (SEPTA)

Southwest Ohio
Regional Transit
Authority (SORTA)

Bay Area Rapid
Transit (BART)

Sound Transit




The SEPTA Board
unanimously approved the appointment of Pennsylvania Department
of Transportation
Secretary Leslie
S. Richards as the
authority's new general manager, where
she'll oversee 9,500
employees and all
aspects of the authority's operations. She
previously served on
the SEPTA Board and
has leadership experience in the strategic
planning and management of transportation
projects in the private
and public sector. Her
appointment follows
the retirement of General Manager Jeffrey
D. Knueppel.

Darryl Haley has been
appointed as the CEO
and general manager.
He was appointed interim CEO in February
2019 and has been
with SORTA for 13
years. He has held positions such as director
of customer relations,
chief of development
and marketing officer,
executive director
of development and
disadvantaged business enterprise officer,
deputy general manager and executive
vice president. Prior
to SORTA, he worked
in the financial and
healthcare distribution
industries. He holds
a degree in Business
Administration from
the University of Cincinnati.

BART General Manager Bob Powers
named Ed Alvarez
as the new chief of
police and tasked
him with increasing
officer presence
onboard trains, along
with finding other
strategies to reduce
crime and improve
the rider experience.
Alvarez has been
with the BART Police
Department for his
entire 22-year career
and has served as
interim chief of police
and the deputy chief
in charge of the Support Services Bureau.
The selection follows
a nationwide search
process involving
BART's Police Citizen
Review Board and
Independent Police


Mary Cummings has
been selected to be
the chief administrative officer of Sound
Transit, where she will
play a vital role in expanding regional transit
services across the
Central Puget Sound
region. Cummings will
work alongside Deputy
CEO and Chief System
Officer Kimberly Farley.
She previously held executive roles at Verizon
during the company's
major startup and
growth periods, where
she oversaw the company's largest international investment and
helped launch a new
line of business that
generated over $200
million in revenue in its
second year of operation. She is pursuing
her Ph.D. in Business
at Indiana University of


Monica C. Fowler
has been appointed
as C-TRAN's deputy
chief executive officer. She will also serve
as C-TRAN's treasurer,
overseeing budget,
finance, accounting,
grants and procurement, as well as federal
and state regulatory
management. Fowler
will be responsible for
the Project Management Office, with oversight of agency capital
and operational projects. Additionally, she
will serve as advisor to
the CEO and board of
directors, as C-TRAN
pushes forward with
its strategic priorities
in the coming year.
Fowler, who has been
with C-TRAN since
2019, comes from
Trinity Metro where
she served as the chief
financial officer.


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