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New CEOs, Interims Named

Bass, Texas DOT

The Texas Transportation Commission has selected James Bass as executive director of Texas DOT, where he has been chief financial officer since 2005. Bass joined the agency in 1985, working summers in the Fort Worth District and as an engineer aide in the Austin District while earning his bachelor’s degree in accounting at the University of Texas at Austin. He also served as its finance division director.

Murphy, Operation Lifesaver

Operation Lifesaver Inc. has named Bonnie Murphy, a former commuter rail executive and FRA official, its president and chief executive officer, effective in late January.

Murphy, a consultant with CDI Corporation, previously was general manager of  Massachusetts Bay Commuter Rail in Boston. She served 10 years with FRA, first as regional administrator for the Southwest, based in Texas, and later as deputy associate administrator for safety compliance and program implementation in Washington, DC. Her career also includes working as director and chief operating officer of Trinity Railway Express, the commuter rail service between Fort Worth and Dallas, and several positions with Amtrak.

Martin, Interim, NJ Transit

The New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ Transit) Board of Directors has appointed Dennis J. Martin as interim ­executive director. He succeeds Veronique “Ronnie” Hakim, who left NJ Transit to head MTA New York City Transit. Martin has worked in public transportation for more than 30 years, specifically with NJ Transit, most recently as vice president and general manager of bus operations; general manager, NJ Transit Mercer Inc.; and general manager, NJ Transit Morris Inc. Earlier he was the agency’s senior director of customer resources.

Kansier, Interim, MVTA

The Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA), Burnsville, MN, has named Jane Kansier, senior project manager, as interim director following the retirement of Beverley Miller. Kansier has worked for MVTA for about two years after serving as an assistant city administrator in Prior Lake, MN, where her duties included public transit.

Miller joined MVTA in 1990 and had been its first and only executive director at the time of her retirement.
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