The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide), which operates accessible fixed-route bus, commuter bus, demand-response, vanpool and airport service in the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area -- home to the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University and Washtenaw Community College -- is looking for a C-Suite level transportation professional to serve as Deputy CEO, Planning and Innovation.
TheRide’s over 124 buses, paratransit and service vehicles, 289 employees, and $45M operating and $5.2M capital budgets support 30 routes carrying over 6.8 million trips/yr to over 1,100 stops throughout the region.
As a member of AAATA’s Executive Leadership team, the Deputy CEO, Planning and Innovation will lead and oversee the planning of all agency services and infrastructure, and related policies, programs and partnerships. This includes identifying needs and opportunities in the community; leading public engagement efforts; developing and refining plans, policies, programs and standards; and monitoring performance of program design. While fixed-route bus service is a focus, other areas include paratransit, transportation demand management, facilities, and new mobility.
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Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Urban Planning, Transportation, Engineering, Public Administration or related field. Master’s Degree preferred.
Minimum of 8 years of progressively more responsible leadership roles related to government administration, preferably in a public transit agency, large operational agency, or similar environment. Experience with Federal Transit Administration programs and requirements is strongly desired.
About Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority
The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide), a not-for-profit unit of government, operates the local public transit system for the greater Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area. TheRide enables the area's residents to reach their destinations at reasonable cost, and offers the region efficient, environmentally sound transportation alternatives.
In addition to fixed route buses, TheRide offers many other services such as shared-ride accessible service, vanpools, express buses, and more.