Management & Operations

PSTA CEO named head of Florida transportation group

Posted on October 29, 2015

FPTA Executive Director Lisa Bacot and Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority CEO, Brad Miller.
FPTA Executive Director Lisa Bacot and Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority CEO, Brad Miller.

Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority's (PSTA) CEO, Brad Miller, has been elected 2015-2016 chairman of the Florida Public Transportation Association (FPTA).

The appointment was announced during the association’s annual meeting, held in Daytona Beach, Fla.

“I’m honored to be chosen to lead the Florida Public Transportation Association over the coming year,” said Miller. “Just like the 600 employees of PSTA, Florida has dedicated transit professionals all across the state working hard to improve their communities.”

Miller’s longtime love of public transit has kept him busy for more than twenty years. Before taking leadership of PSTA in 2011, he headed the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority in Des Moines, Iowa, worked on a commuter rail line in the Washington, D.C. area, and was chief operating officer of the Charlotte Area Transit System in North Carolina. Miller holds an M.B.A. in public administration from Syracuse University and an undergraduate degree from William and Mary.

In the past four years at PSTA, Miller led the agency to all-time record ridership each of those years. He also saw the agency named one of only three transit agencies in the country to receive a gold standard award from the Transportation Security Association (TSA) two years in a row, implemented the first free Wi-Fi bus fleet in the state, and oversaw the launch of the agency’s first real-time system. He is now focused on the agency’s Path Forward Plan — a new strategic direction that will create a more efficient, cost-effective, and customer-oriented transit system.

“Brad Miller has a robust passion for transit,” said PSTA Chair Bill Jonson. “He’s appointment as Chair of FPTA will be great for transit systems across the state of Florida.”

The FPTA is one of the most active state transit associations in the nation with thirty-seven transit agencies spanning from Pensacola to Key West. Its mission is “to continuously support improved public transportation in Florida through advocacy, innovation, education, and partnerships.”

FPTA is a nonprofit association whose members include every major public transit agency in Florida as well as interested citizens and businesses. Its membership includes 29 fixed route systems, a commuter railroad, a heavy-rail commuter system, and two people mover systems.

“Public transit has great momentum in Florida right now,” said FPTA Executive Director Lisa Bacot. “We’re looking forward to working with Brad and making some great strides for public transit in our state.”

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Rising costs, new tech among biggest challenges for public transit

Key findings from a report by CellPoint Mobile looks at what has challenged agencies and what they must do to embrace those challenges.

MARTA earns prestigious asset management certification

ISO 55000 provides an asset management system model that takes a whole life cycle approach.

2019 list of best U.S. cities for public transportation unveiled

The results also show that cities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic tend to rank higher for public transit.

Jenkins joins HNTB as national transit/rail consultant

He specializes in delivering complex, multimodal and multidisciplinary infrastructure projects.

Cleveland RTA's economic impact to community totals $322M per year

The annual savings to passengers who choose to ride RTA rather than use their own transportation is $51.8 million.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation