Transdev announced that the executive director of its VTMI rail maintenance and infrastructure subsidiary, Bill Bishop, has been promoted to VP.

Bishop brings nearly four decades in progressive management experience in rail engineering, infrastructure maintenance, construction, and program management to the position. He is a well-respected leader in the rail industry and is responsible for instituting improvement processes at multiple locations that positioned operations for continued success.

Bishop has spent his 37-year career on multiple rail systems, from Class I railways to light and heavy rail maintenance. Before joining Transdev in 2009, he served as the project manager for the New Mexico Rail Runner Express Commuter Rail in Albuquerque.

Since he joined the company, he has taken over as interim GM at Transdev’s contract with South Florida Regional Transportation Authority, where he made significant improvements to the safety and other operational practices of the railroad. As executive director, Bishop oversaw a staff of 235 leading all VTMI projects and infrastructure maintenance contracts, which he will continue to lead as VP.