May 7, 2010
The classifieds in this issue include three chief executive officer positions!
People on the Move
PORTLAND, OR—Fred Hansen, general manager of the Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet) for more than 11 years, has announced his retirement effective June 30.
During his tenure at TriMet, Hansen oversaw the opening of three light rail lines and the launch of a fourth line, expanded the Frequent Bus Lines program from four to 16, and worked to enhance online transit tools for riders.
Hansen came to TriMet in 1998 after serving four years as deputy administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. He has also directed the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, served as the state’s deputy state treasurer, executive officer of the Peace Corps, and chief of staff to a member of Congress from Oregon.
For APTA, he is a designated director on the APTA Board of Directors and a member of the Commuter Rail CEOs Subcommittee, Legislative Committee, Rail Standards Policy and Planning Committee, Rail Transit CEOs Subcommittee, and Rail Transit Committee.
Howard H. Roberts Jr.
NEW YORK, NY—Howard H. Roberts Jr., former president of MTA New York City Transit, has joined Sam Schwartz Engineering as senior vice president, transit and rail services. Roberts will also serve as general manager of the company’s Philadelphia office when it opens later this year.
Before serving NYC Transit from 2007 to 2009, Roberts was deputy general manager of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority in Philadelphia from 1989 to 1997. He served in the U.S. Army from 1961 to 1981 and spent nine years as president of Harrier Inc.
ALEXANDRIA, VA—Sandy Modell, general manager of Alexandria Transit Company (DASH), has received the Salute to Women Leadership in Business and Career Development Award presented by the Alexandria Commission of Women.
The award recognizes Modell’s leadership of DASH since 1989 and, during her tenure, opening doors to women in various capacities within the organization.