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David W. Tripp
ST. CLOUD, MN—David W. Tripp, longtime executive director of St. Cloud Metro Bus, has announced that he will retire effective April 26.

Tripp has worked for the agency for 33 years. During his tenure as executive director, Metro Bus grew from a small three-city transit system to an urban system serving the cities of St. Cloud, Sartell, Sauk Rapids, and Waite Park with fixed route, dial-a-ride, university, and Northstar Link commuter bus services.

David Beagle
FARIBAULT, MN—ABC Companies has named David Beagle vice president of service operations.

Beagle joined Holland America Line of Seattle in 1978 and served in several posts including director of operations and general manager-Gray Line of Seattle. From 2000 to 2009, he was the company’s vice president-transportation division.

In 2009, he founded Beagle Consulting, offering consulting services to motorcoach operators, motorcoach manufacturers, and passenger rail tour operators. He was instrumental in the planning and development of ABC Companies’ service facility in Redwood City, CA.

Jeff McKay, Paul C. Smedberg, David Snyder
ARLINGTON, VA—The Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC) elected Jeff McKay, Fairfax County, its chairman; Paul C. Smedberg, city of Alexandria, vice chairman; and David Snyder, city of Falls Church, secretary/treasurer.

The following NVTC board members will represent Virginia on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Board of Directors: principals, Catherine Hudgins and James W. Dyke, and alternates, Mary Hynes and William Euille.

These board members will serve on the Virginia Railway Express Operations Board: principals, Sharon Bulova, John Cook, Chris Zimmerman, and Smedberg; alternatives, McKay, Jay Fisette, and Tim Lovain.

Representing NVTC on the Virginia Transit Association Board of Directors are principals Zimmerman, Euille, and Executive Director Rick Taube, and alternatives McKay and Hynes.

Alva Carrasco
SAN ANTONIO, TX—Alva Carrasco, assistant director of transportation for Montebello Bus Lines, Montebello, CA, since 2009, has joined VIA Metropolitan Transit in San Antonio as vice president of transportation.

Carrasco has been in the public transportation industry for 19 years. Prior to Montebello Bus Lines, she served as transit operations manager for Los Angeles Metro and a program manager and administrative supervisor for Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus. She is a graduate of the Leadership APTA Class of 2002.

Garold B. (Gary) Adams, Michael W. (Mike) Johnson
PASADENA, CA—Parsons Transportation Group Inc. (PTG), a primary business unit of Parsons Corporation, has named Garold B. (Gary) Adams to the newly created position of  global operations director, and Michael W. (Mike) Johnson to Adams’ former post, executive vice president and global business development manager.

Adams joined Parsons in 1991 and has served in posts including senior vice president and manager of the Road & Highway Division, manager of PTG’s Transportation Operations sector, manager of the Road & Highway Division’s Western United States sector, and manager for PTG’s Southern California operations.

Since coming to Parsons in 1989, Johnson has worked in a succession of positions with increasing responsibilities. His most recent position was senior vice president, strategy development and implementation.

Tim Young
CINCINNATI, OH—Tim Young has joined FirstGroup America as senior vice president of human resources and labor relations.

Young most recently was vice president of human resources at Duro Bag Manufacturing Company. Prior to that, he held various human resources leadership positions for the Sara Lee Corporation, where he worked for 20 years.

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