Management & Operations

Cincinnati Metro appoints Ferrell as CEO

Posted on December 9, 2014

Cincinnatti Metro
Cincinnatti Metro
The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) has appointed Dwight Ferrell as Metro’s CEO and GM effective Jan. 5, 2015.

Ferrell most recently served as the County Manager of Fulton County, Ga., where he led more than 5,000 employees in the management of activities and operations of county departments. In addition, Ferrell developed, recommended and administered the county’s state and federal legislative agenda.

Ferrell is a recognized leader in the transit industry. For four years, he served as Deputy GM and COO of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), managing day-to-day operations for the ninth largest transit system in the U.S.

Ferrell held leadership positions at some of the largest, multi-modal public transportation systems in the nation, including the Austin, Dallas, New Orleans and Philadelphia. For many years, he has been actively involved with the American Public Transportation Association, Conference of Minority Transportation Officials and Transportation Research Board. He participated in the Eno Center for Transit Leadership Executive Development Program and a graduate of Leadership Atlanta.

“We chose Dwight because of his tremendous experience in transit at some of the largest transit systems in the country. We believe he understands the importance and impact transit can have on emerging communities and economic development,” said Jason Dunn, Chair of the SORTA Board. “Dwight understands that we need the community, corporate partners and political stakeholders to be fully engaged and to do this will require relationship-building, trust, access, and leadership.”

Ferrelll holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration in Management from Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas.

Metro is a non-profit, tax-funded public service of SORTA, providing about 17 million rides per year.

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

More News

New report blames NYC ridership dip on TNC growth

Overall, subway and bus ridership dropped by 5.6% in March 2018, compared to the previous, which is the biggest year-over-year drop since December 2017.

Palm Tran celebrates 41-year career of bus operator

The agency recognized Bus Operator Tom Romano's 41 years of service.

Diversity, health care, and public transit linked to well-being, study says

Well-being — defined as an individual's assessment of his or her health and quality of life — is associated with longevity and better health outcomes.

Feasibility study looks for multimodal options in Atlanta airport area

This fall the Aerotropolis CID and the VHB team plan to host an “Innovation Summit” highlighting cutting-edge mobility technologies.

L.A. Metro, County launch school to prep youth for careers in transit

Will teach students transferrable STEAM industry skills focused on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.

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