Accessibility

Florida's LYNX to negotiate contract for new CEO

Posted on October 15, 2010

After conducting a national search, the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX) Board of Directors (BOD) has determined John M. Lewis Jr. and Michael H. Setzer as the two finalists to be the agency’s new chief executive officer (CEO).  The BOD then voted to begin negotiating a contract for employment with Lewis.

Lewis has more than 15 years experience in the transportation industry.  Currently, he is the CEO for the Greater Richmond Transit Commission (GRTC).

If an agreement cannot be reached with Lewis, then LYNX Chairman Carlton Henley has been authorized to negotiate a contract with Setzer vice president of business development for Veolia Transportation in Cincinnati.

The transit system Lewis led in Richmond shares many similarities with LYNX. The GRTC is an all-bus system with a fleet of 260 vehicles. The system carries 11 million riders per year and Lewis is currently overseeing a study to determine the feasibility for a LYMMO style bus rapid transit system in Richmond. 

Under his leadership, GRTC was recognized in 2008 with the Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Award from the American Public Transportation Association as the best transit agency of its size.

GRTC also was named one of the nation's 10 great transit systems to work for in 2009 by Metro Magazine, a bus and rail industry publication.

Lewis previously spent four years as director of rail operations and director of bus operations at the Mass Transit Administration for the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT). Lewis has worked as MDOT director of special projects, office of planning and capital programs; state legislative director, office of policy and governmental affairs; and as a legislative correspondent for U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.)

The Baltimore native played football and earned his bachelor's degree in political science with a concentration in economics from Allegheny College in Pennsylvania.

Lewis was selected out of 36 applicants to replace Linda S. Watson, who left LYNX in July 2010 for a similar position in Austin, Texas. Edward L. Johnson will continue to serve as interim CEO/chief administrative officer until the next CEO begins employment.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Program helps families talk driving with seniors, suggest alternatives

The American Occupational Therapy Association’s plan helps families identify signs that older drivers may become unsafe and makes suggestions to help seniors maintain mobility, such as using paratransit services and reduced transit fare programs.

DC Metro moves ahead with plan to use Uber, Lyft for paratransit services

Metro plans to issue an RFP to take over the service in September, with the intent to have the system in place by spring 2017. The pilot program will be for users in the Maryland suburbs, where two-thirds of MetroAccess customers live.

N.Y. MTA adds 70 wheelchair accessible MV-1's to paratransit fleet

The city’s Access-A-Ride, which already has nearly 400 MV-1s in service, is a shared-ride, door-to-door service for people unable to use public buses and subways.

Blind Institute of Technology, Uber team for Colorado job access initiative

Thanks to the agreement, a tap of the Uber app will help remove the employment barrier of getting to job interviews for blind and visually impaired BIT candidates in Colorado.

Audit leads to Calif. VTA terminating 23-year paratransit partnership

That same audit also criticized the agency for a lack of oversight over the nonprofit, which failed to supply data supporting its ridership figures during the first audit ever conducted of its $20 million annual contract.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)



More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close