Management & Operations

Jacksonville's Ford named one of Northeast Fla.'s Ultimate CEOs

Posted on August 18, 2015

The Jacksonville Business Journal named Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) CEO Nathaniel P. Ford Sr. as one of five individuals in the medium company category in the Northeast Florida’s Ultimate CEOs for 2015.

This highly prestigious award is in recognition of Ford’s consistent high level of leadership, setting a standard amongst local executives and making a difference in the business community and community at large. The award recognizes his accomplishments at the authority since being hired in December 2012 and his three-decade long career in the public transportation industry.

“I am honored and grateful to be recognized by the Jacksonville Business Journal with this prestigious award,” said Ford. “However, this award belongs to the entire JTA team of professionals that I have the honor of working with. I want to thank the JTA Board of Directors, our staff and our customers.”

Since Ford’s arrival, the organization solidified its reputation as a leader in the transportation industry. Ridership is on the rise and the authority’s relationship with the business community and elected officials continues to improve.

Under Ford’s leadership, JTA experienced a significant achievement when the authority implemented the Route Optimization Initiative (ROI) in December 2014. The comprehensive overhaul of the bus and community shuttle routes is the most dramatic change to Jacksonville’s public transit in the last 30 years.

In the coming months, JTA plans to introduce the First Coast Flyer bus rapid transit system, open a compressed natural gas fueling facility with public access and complete the transition of the St. Johns River Ferry.

Ford will receive his award in September at the Jacksonville Business Journal’s Ultimate CEO Awards luncheon.

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

More News

San Antonio's VIA unveils zoo-themed bus stop shelters

The stop serves VIA’s VIVA culture route and is part of VIA’s ongoing Passenger Amenities Improvement Program, which includes the improvement of 1,000 existing bus stops throughout the VIA service area.

COTA taps new President/CEO

Joanna Pinkerton was recommended by the COTA CEO Selection Committee and then unanimously approved by the full Board of Trustees. 

WSP USA names Las Vegas office leader/sr. engineering manager

In his new position, John Meng will provide focus, direction, and leadership, as well as project management and technical expertise on local projects as appropriate.

Former MARTA CEO joins Grande West board of directors

Keith Parker is currently the president and CEO of Goodwill of North Georgia, and previously served as CEO/GM of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority.

Sacramento RT unveils 'Rolling Art' light railcars

The artists were selected from a juried registry based on their individual bodies of work that would suit the scale of light rail trains.

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


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