Bill Jackson  -

Bill Jackson

Transdev U.S. announced the passing of its longtime Foothill Transit GM Bill Jackson. Jackson became GM of Transdev’s Foothill Transit operations and maintenance contract in 2014.

“The positive impact he had on the culture and values at Foothill’s Arcadia Yard will be part of his legacy for many years to come. This is true in every role he held during his four decades in the transit business,” said Laura Hendricks, CEO of Transdev U.S. “He was highly respected and beloved at Transdev, as well as in the transit industry. He will be deeply missed.”

Jackson first joined Transdev (then Veolia) in 2006 as asst. GM in Mesa, Ariz. Two years later, he became asst. GM for Transdev’s Tempe contract. During the following six years, Jackson led the team in improving many aspects of operational and service performance.

“Bill genuinely loved, appreciated and listened to his staff, and this was mutual. His open-door leadership style applied to the whole organization,” added Ibrahima Toure, regional VP for Transdev’s Southwest Region. “At the same time, he set high standards for service quality and engaged his staff in achieving them.”