The Greater Dayton RTA announced that Bob Ruzinsky has been named the agency’s new CEO, effective April 1.
Ruzinsky currently serves as the agency’s Deputy CEO, a position he assumed in September 2019 where he oversees RTA’s day-to-day departmental functions, including all actions for the three primary work groups in the agency: Operations, Finance, and Customer & Business Development.
Ruzinsky began his career with RTA in 1987 in the agency's accounting group and quickly moved up through the department, holding various positions including Senior Accountant, Accounting Supervisor, Human Resources Manager, Controller, and Capital Controller. In 2002, he joined the Butler County Regional Transit Authority as their CFO. In 2009, Ruzinsky returned to Dayton as part of the RTA's finance team to assist with the agency’s grant management.
In 2013, Ruzinsky was promoted to be RTA’s first Chief Capital Officer, where for six years he led a team to oversee the management of the agency’s capital assets. Under his guidance, RTA replaced its entire bus fleet, renovated its facilities, and started the rebuild of its extensive electric-bus power-system infrastructure. These multi-year, more than $200 million dollar projects have been funded in part by over $87 million in competitive grants that Ruzinsky’s efforts secured for RTA. In 2019, the Ohio Public Transit Association recognized Ruzinsky’s accomplishments with the Leonard Ronis Award, naming him the Transit Professional of the Year in Ohio.