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FEDERAL, PROVINCIAL, municipal
and union stakeholders gather in
Brampton to celebrate the CIB's
commitment to help fund the
electrification of Brampton Transit.
Canada Infrastructure Bank
funding to help Brampton Transit
transition to zero-emission buses
▶ An agreement in principle has been
reached between Canada Infrastructure
Bank (CIB) and Brampton Transit that
will see CIB commit up to C$400 million
(US$318 million) to support the purchase
of up to 450 zero-emission buses by
Brampton Transit. The financial contribution,
which is expected to reach financial
close in late 2021, would help cover the
upfront capital cost of the zero-emission
buses and related infrastructure.
Brampton has a goal to reduce greenPeople
in the News
City of Brampton
house gas emissions by 80 percent by
2050 and electrifying transit vehicles will
help the city achieve this. The investment
in Brampton Transit is the third
zero-emission funding commitment
CIB has made this summer. CIB will fund
up to C$400 million (US$318 million) to
support OC Transpo's purchase of up to
450 zero-emission buses by 2027 and
a C$14.4 million agreement with the
city of Edmonton, Alberta, to purchase
20 zero-emission buses for Edmonton
Transit Service. The final agreement will
be subject to Brampton City Council and
Regional Council approval.
MassTransitmag.com/21231414
Continued ▶
Kevin Sheridan
Samuel Desue, Jr.
Tri-Valley - San
Joaquin Valley
Regional Rail
Authority
The Valley Link Board
of Directors approved
Kevin Sheridan to
be the agency's new
deputy executive director/program
manager.
He comes to the
Valley Link project with
more than 20 years
working in transportation
project delivery
from project inception
to construction completion.
Since 2017, he
has served as director
of capital projects
program for the San
Joaquin Regional Rail
Commission. Sheridan
worked in project
management positions
with the San Joaquin
County Council of
Governments for 10
years and with Caltrans
for seven years.
MassTransitmag.
com/21226739
TriMet
TriMet has named
Samuel (Sam) Desue,
Jr., as the new general
manager. Desue
was named interim
general manager
in February and was
offered the position on
a permanent basis by
the authority's board
of directors following
an extensive executive
search. His installation
as general manager
will mark a historic
milestone for TriMet as
Desue also becomes
the first person of color
to lead the agency in its
51-year history. Desue
has more than 27 years
of transportation experience
at systems in
the Seattle and Kansas
City areas. He joined
TriMet in March 2019 as
chief operating officer
where he oversaw six
of the authority's nine
divisions.
MassTransitmag.
com/21227199
Robert Yu
Oahu Transit
Services (OTS)
Robert Yu has been
named the president
and general manager
of OTS, which
manages TheBus and
Handi-Van. Yu, a certified
public accountant,
spent 26 years at
OTS as the senior vice
president and deputy
general manager; the
senior vice president
of finance and administration;
and the chief
internal auditor. Yu
has served as deputy
director of the State
Department of Budget
and Finance since
January 2019. He also
worked at Hawaiian
Electric Industries and
was the chief financial
officer of the Honolulu
Authority for Rapid
Transportation from
2017 to 2018. Yu has
served in community
leadership roles.
MassTransitmag.
com/21227485
David Braun
Connect Transit
David Braun has been
appointed by the
board of trustees to
be the new general
manager of Connect
Transit. The selection
of Braun represents
the culmination of
a several month national
search to hire a
replacement for Isaac
Thorne, who resigned
the position in August
of 2020 to take a
similar job in Knoxville,
Tenn. As the general
manager of Connect
Transit, Braun will
essentially serve as the
CEO of the organization
and will direct all
day-to-day activities
of the transit system
and is responsible for
the oversight of the
system's $15-million
operating budget and
its 140 employees. He
began his new position
Aug. 9, 2021.
MassTransitmag.
com/21230194
Susan Sweat
Transdev
Susan Sweat has
joined Transdev U.S.
as its chief operating
officer. Sweat
will report to Laura
Hendricks, CEO of
Transdev U.S., and
will join the Executive
Committee of
Transdev U.S. In her
new role, she will have
overall operational and
financial responsibility
for Transdev's contract
locations across the
U.S. She will oversee
transit operations,
managing five regional
vice presidents, as
well as managing
the expertise and
support areas of fleet
and maintenance,
performance, safety
and security, project
management, rail and
non-emergency medical
transport. Sweat
joins Transdev from
FedEx Express.
MassTransitmag.
com/21229536
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of July-August_2021

Ad Index
Editor's Notebook
People & Places
A Note from the Editor
Charles Carroll Carter: How He Left His Mark on Public Transit
Transit Industry Advancements: Riding on Rubber
EMBARK-ing Toward Better Mobility
Re-imagining Stations as the Center of Sustainable Urban Life
Via Jersey City Success Story
Products
The Scheduling Conundrum
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July-August_2021 - Ad Index
July-August_2021 - Editor's Notebook
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July-August_2021 - People & Places
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July-August_2021 - A Note from the Editor
July-August_2021 - Charles Carroll Carter: How He Left His Mark on Public Transit
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July-August_2021 - Transit Industry Advancements: Riding on Rubber
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July-August_2021 - EMBARK-ing Toward Better Mobility
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July-August_2021 - Via Jersey City Success Story
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