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Who's Doing What in the Industry
SEPTA's Casey Retires Sept. 30
PHILADELPHIA—Joseph M. Casey, general manager of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) since 2008, has announced he will retire Sept. 30.
Casey’s transportation career began in 1982 at Conrail. At SEPTA, he served in finance positions before being appointed general manager. For APTA, he is a designated transit system member director of the Board of Directors and serves on several committees.
SEPTA received the 2012 APTA Outstanding Public Transportation System Award and achieved the Gold Level in the Sustainability Commitment.
Allegra to Step Down at UTA
SALT LAKE CITY—Michael Allegra, president/chief executive officer of the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) since 2010, has announced his retirement effective Aug. 28.
Allegra has worked for UTA for 37 years, in jobs including manager of planning and research and director of transit development. He will remain a senior advisor to the chair of the UTA Board of Trustees through March 2016.
He is a member-at-large of the APTA Executive Committee and Board of Directors and serves on numerous APTA committees.
Terry Garcia Crews
PHILADELPHIA—FTA has named Terry Garcia Crews regional administrator for Region 3. Garcia Crews has headed public transit agencies including Cincinnati Metro, StarTran in Austin, TX, and LexTran in Lexington, KY, and is a national transportation consultant. She is a past chair of the APTA Mid-Size Bus Operations Committee.
FTA Region 3, with a regional office in Philadelphia, represents Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Nathaniel P. Ford Sr.
JACKSONVILLE, FL—Nathaniel P. Ford Sr., chief executive officer of the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA), has been named by the Jacksonville Business Journal one of Northeast Florida’s Ultimate CEOs for 2015. Ford has worked in the public transportation field for three decades and joined JTA in 2010.
Monica C. Fowler
FORT WORTH—The Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) has named Monica C. Fowler chief financial officer and vice president of finance. She previously served The T as assistant vice president of finance and earlier worked for the Denton County Transportation Authority and the Burnet County Auditor’s Office.
Randall C. (Randy) Redmond
DALLAS—Randall C. (Randy) Redmond has joined CDM Smith as a client service leader in support of the firm’s Texas transportation clients, based in Dallas. He has 26 years of experience, most recently as director of Texas DOT’s Dallas Fort Worth Strategic Projects Office.
SAN FRANCISCO—Herbert Els has been appointed national leader of the Building Technology Systems group at WSP. Els is a vice president of the firm who has managed this team since joining WSP in 2012, with 15 years of technology experience.
ODESSA, TX—Rob Stephens, general manager of the Midland Odessa Urban Transit District, has been appointed chair of the Texas DOT Public Transportation Advisory Committee (PTAC), on which he has served since 2012. He succeeds Michelle Bloomer, who has chaired the committee since 2007. The nine members of the committee are appointed by the governor, lieutenant governor and speaker of the Texas House of Representatives.