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Manager of Planning & Development
Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide), which operates accessible fixed-route bus, commuter bus, demand-response, vanpool and airport service in the thriving Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area -- home of the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University and Washtenaw Community College -- is looking for an experienced transportation professional to serve as Manager of Planning and Development. TheRide’s over 124 buses, paratransit and service vehicles, 270 employees, $40M operating and $5.2M capital budgets support 30 routes carrying over 6.6 million/yr to over 1,500 stops throughout the region. Service is anticipated to grow by as much as 40% to fulfill a voter-approved Five-Year Transit Improvement Plan. As a member of AAATA’s leadership team, the Manager of Planning & Development is responsible for leading and overseeing 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; the development/refinement of plans, policies, programs and standards, and; monitoring performance of program design. While fixed-route bus service is of primary focus, other areas of concern include paratransit, transportation demand management, facilities, and other authority services. Direct reports include: Data & Services Coordinator; Service Planning & Communication Coordinator; Bus Stop & Service Planning Coordinator; Grants & Regional Planning Coordinator, and; Financial Analyst/Planner. In addition to being an experienced professional 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 that will keep TheRide at the forefront of operational excellence and optimal service delivery. AAATA offers a competitive salary and benefits. For a complete job description and details on how to apply, go to and click on "Current Searches," or submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements in confidence to Christopher Boylan, at Harris Rand Lusk Executive Search:

Posted on: Wednesday, January 11, 2017
This listing expires on: Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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