Management & Operations

Trinity Metro hires from within to replace CEO Ballard

Posted on December 19, 2018

The Trinity Metro Board of Directors has named Robert Baulsir as the agency’s new president/CEO, effective April 15, 2019. Photo: Trinity Metro
The Trinity Metro Board of Directors has named Robert Baulsir as the agency’s new president/CEO, effective April 15, 2019. Photo: Trinity Metro

The Trinity Metro Board of Directors has named Robert Baulsir as the agency’s new president/CEO, effective April 15, 2019. He replaces Paul J Ballard, who announced his retirement in November.

Baulsir’s hiring is the first promotion from within for Trinity Metro’s top job in decades, the Star-Telegram reported.


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Baulsir, who currently serves as senior VP, has been instrumental in keeping the TEXRail project on schedule and under budget. TEXRail is a 27-mile commuter rail line that will operate from downtown Fort Worth to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport’s Terminal B, with service beginning Jan. 5, 2019.

In addition to his oversight of the new commuter rail line, Baulsir is also responsible for procurement, facilities management and information technology.

Baulsir has more than 30 years of transit experience, including overseeing rail development, construction, rail facilities and bus rapid transit. He has managed transit system procurement, operations and maintenance facilities, and safety and security.

Prior to joining Trinity Metro in 2014, he served as GM of Administration for the Nashville MTA and the Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee. Baulsir also worked in public agencies in New York and Ohio.

Trinity Metro offers connections throughout the North Central Texas region, annually providing 10 million passenger trips on buses, vanpools and the Trinity Railway Express, a 34-mile commuter rail line jointly owned and operated with Dallas Area Rapid Transit.

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