Cincinnati Metro named Steve Anderson as its director, transit development and innovation. In this role, he will lead several initiatives for the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA), including taking a primary role in bringing the Reinventing Metro plan to fruition.
Anderson is responsible for the development of “Reinventing Metro,” including planning and scheduling, as well as bus stop infrastructure. He will also lead bus rapid transit planning and development and the introduction of innovative mobility-on-demand services.
Anderson is a seasoned transit professional with nearly 15 years of strategic planning, fixed-route scheduling, and capital development experience. Before joining Metro, he was director, transit planning, at Palm Tran in Palm Beach County, Fla. At Palm Tran, Anderson led initiatives to improve customer experience and overall efficiency. Prior to Palm Tran, he was a transit planner at the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority, developing both the bus and rail system. His accomplishments include serving as the project manager for the Palm Tran Route Performance Maximization initiative, its first fixed-route network redesign in decades.