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In Memoriam: Walsh, Bus Maintenance Officer

John Patrick Walsh, 65, of Marco Island, FL, died Nov. 14.

Walsh was retired as chief maintenance officer for MTA New York City Transit’s Department of Buses and held similar positions at Philadelphia’s Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority and Houston’s Metropolitan Transit Authority of ­Harris County.

The photo shows the APTA Bus Technical Maintenance Committee and Acting President & CEO Richard White honoring Walsh, who participated via Skype, with a special award during the 2017 Bus & Paratransit Conference in Reno, NV.

Walsh was a longtime APTA member who served on several committees: Bus Technical Maintenance (where he was vice chair, 2013-2014, and immediate past chair, 1998-2000), Bus Operations, Legislative, Bus Safety, Research and Technology, Security Affairs, Bus Standards Policy & Planning and Clean Propulsion and Support Technology, along with business member committees including Procurement, Legislative, Liaison and Outreach, Programs and Small Business.
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