May 16, 2014
» The City of Fairfax, VA, is seeking a superintendent for the CUE Bus system. [More]
» Tennessee DOT has an opening for manager of the Office of Public Transportation. [More]
» The Regional Transit Authority of New Orleans is looking for vendors to supply and deliver bio-diesel and diesel fuel for its buses and leased ferries. [More]
View more Classified Ads »
TO PLACE AN AD: E-mail or fax the requested date(s) of publication to: or FAX to (202) 496-4898. Mailing address is: Passenger Transport, 1666 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006. Ad copy is not accepted by phone. DEADLINE: Noon, Monday, one week prior to publication date. INFORMATION: Phone (202) 496-4877.

Rani, Gillis Named White House 'Champions'

APTA members Susan Park Rani, president, Rani Engineering, Minneapolis, MN, and Greer Gillis, Washington, DC, area  manager for Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB), were among the 10 individuals honored by the White House as “Champions of Change” for Transportation at a May 13 event.

Rani was born in South Korea and, as a child speaking no English, moved to the U.S. with her family. She ultimately earned a degree in civil engineering and in 1993, at age 34, founded one of the first woman- and-minority-owned engineering firms in Minnesota with two employees. Today, Rani Engineering employs 50 people, grosses more than $5 million a year, and was named Minnesota DOT’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Contractor of the Year in 2012. Rani is a member of the APTA Public-Private Partnerships Committee.

Gillis oversees transportation services staff in the Washington metropolitan area in managing infrastructure, planning, and design projects while also leading client relations management, business development, and financial oversight. She is national chair of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials’ “Celebrating Women Who Move the Nation” Awards Committee, vice president of COMTO’s Washington chapter, and a past president of the Washington chapter of WTS International.

The White House created the Champions of Change program to recognize individuals who are doing extraordinary things to  empower and inspire members of their communities. Find details here.
Share: LinkedIn Twitter Facebook
« Previous Article
Return to Top
Next Article »

© Copyright American Public Transportation Association
1666 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20006
Telephone (202) 496-4882 • Fax (202) 496-4321
Print Version | Search Back Issues | Contact Us | Unsubscribe
Twitter Flickr Blog YouTube Facebook