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 in the newly
created position of Deputy CEO, Planning
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.
Direct reports include Services and Data Coordinator, Service
Planning and Communication Coordinator, Bus Stop and Service Planning
Coordinator, Planning Coordinator, and Financial Analyst/Planner.
In addition to being an experienced planner, s/he must also be a
strategic thinker who will develop a high-performance team to ensure service
meets the highest standards of safety, customer satisfaction, efficiency, and
excellence in accordance with AAATA policy and goals. S/he will be attuned to emerging technologies
and industry developments to keep TheRide at the forefront of operational
excellence and optimal service delivery.
AAATA offers competitive salary and benefits. For a
complete job description and details on how to apply, go to www.harrisrand.com and
click on "Current Searches," or submit cover letter, resume and
salary requirements in confidence to Christopher Boylan, at Harris Rand Lusk
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