Brad Thomas, president of First Transit, has been named the chair of the North American Transit Alliance (NATA) by the board of directors. Thomas previously held the position of vice chair.
First Transit is one of six private transit operating firms to announce its involvement with NATA to help cities across North America promote innovative transportation solutions that ensure transit continues to deliver safe, clean, and reliable mobility options.
Public transit has always been essential, but the need for transit to quickly adapt to the challenges facing North America has never been as evident as it is today, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The other operators in NATA include Keolis, MV Transportation, National Express, RATP Dev, and Transdev.
In addition to promoting innovation in transit, NATA will advocate for its members’ workforces, which together account for 35% of the total U.S. public transportation labor pool, more than 154,000 total employees.