YORK, ON—Veolia Transportation has named Robert Goody as general manager for its two bus contracts with the Regional Municipality of York—York Region Transit (YRT)/Viva and YRT (southwest operations).
Goody began his public transit career at Transit Windsor, working 20 years as operations manager before moving to Oshawa Transit as general manager in 2000, followed by OC Transit in Ottawa as manager of transit operations in 2003. He joined Gameday Management Group in 2010, managing bus operations for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and Paralympic Games. Most recently, Goody was manager of transit operations for Niagara Falls Transit.
Bryan P. Mulqueen
RALEIGH, NC—Bryan P. Mulqueen, P.E., the national manager of Gannett Fleming’s Transit & Rail Practice, has taken on added responsibility for Gannett Fleming Transit & Rail Systems (GFT&RS), along with the operations of the firm’s Transit and Rail Practice in the northeast United States. Michael T. McNamara, P.E., GFT&RS president, and David A. Boaté, P.E., the firm’s Northeast Transit and Rail practice director, will report to Mulqueen.
Based in the company’s Raleigh office, Mulqueen also serves as a vice president and project principal for a number of the firm’s most important transit projects. He has more than 25 years of experience managing major transportation infrastructure programs and large multidisciplinary regional teams.
John Hammill, Brad Coy
SALEM, OR—John Hammill and Brad Coy have joined Salem-Keizer Transit’s Board of Directors.
Hammill will serve a four-year term representing Subdistrict 4. He is a former information systems professional and medical transcriptionist who relies on public transit due to a vision impairment. He served as a citizen member of the agency’s Budget Committee from 2011-2013 and on its Citizen’s Advisory Committee from 2012-2013.
Coy, a transportation engineer with DKS Associates in Salem, will represent Subdistrict 2 for a two-year term. He is a bicycle and bus commuter and serves as president of the Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association.
Curtis A. Rock, Angie Flores-Granado, Lamont Taylor
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX—Curtis A. Rock, chief administrative officer, Rock Engineering and Testing Laboratory Inc., has joined the Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority (CCRTA) Board of Directors, appointed by the Nueces County Commissioners. He is one of three county-appointed board members.
Rock chaired the City of Corpus Christi Transportation Advisory Committee from 2009-2013. He currently serves on the city’s planning commission, is treasurer of the Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi National Alumni Board, and chairs the Nueces County Republican Party Precinct 125.
Reappointed to the board by the county court were Angie Flores-Granado and Lamont Taylor. Flores-Granado has been a board member since 2009 and is the current board secretary. She works as chief of staff for state Rep. Todd Hunter. Taylor, reappointed to his second two-year board term, was employed by the CCRTA for 34 years.
PASADENA, CA—Parsons announced the hiring of Jay Watkins as vice president of strategic development. He will be based in Washington, DC.
Watkins has more than 35 years of experience in private- and public-sector management, including urban infrastructure, public policy, and strategic business innovation. He is returning to Parsons after spending the past seven years as chief executive officer at a project and construction management company. His previous experience at Parsons includes overseeing transportation capital programs (eastern region) and transportation operations.
NEW YORK, NY—AECOM Technology Corporation has named David Male, P.E., senior systems project manager for its northeast transit/rail practice, based in the firm’s New York City office.
Male has 35 years of experience in rail systems planning, design, engineering, implementation, and project management. Prior to joining AECOM, he was chief engineer for SYSTRA Consulting. He has also served as assistant director-signals for MTA Metro-North Railroad’s signals capital program.
DENVER, CO—Susan Martinovich, North America highways and bridges director for CH2M HILL, recently received the Ethel S. Birchland Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s Transportation Development Foundation. The award honors Martinovich for her outstanding leadership, long-term service in the industry, and dedication to the advancement of innovation and other women leaders.
Prior to joining CH2M HILL, Martinovich spent 28 years with Nevada DOT, where she began as a college intern and rose through the ranks to deputy director, chief engineer, and—ultimately—the first woman director in 2007.
In 2012, Martinovich was recognized as a White House Champion of Change. She lends her professional expertise to numerous professional organizations and in 2011 was elected the first female president of the American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials.
Chris Campbell, Brian Corcoran
ATLANTA, GA—RouteMatch Software has announced the promotions of two of the company’s senior directors, Chris Campbell and Brian Corcoran, to vice president.
Campbell recently served as national sales director and has 13 years of experience.
Corcoran has more than 10 years of applied transit technology experience, primarily focusing on business process automation, logistics optimization, and mobile workforce management. He currently oversees all sales activities in the northern and midwestern U.S.
PHOENIX, AZ—B2GNow has named Melissa Boyles director of client relationships. She will work with the company’s existing and new public and private sector clients on their diversity programs.
Boyles has more than 15 years experience in positions including Disadvantaged Business Enterprise liaison officer and civil rights administrator. She is a graduate of the Leadership APTA Class of 2007 and serves on the APTA Fare Systems and Programs Committee, Human Resources Committee, and Procurement and Materials Management Committee.