Management & Operations

VTA chief receives 'Lifetime Achievement Award' from university group

Posted on January 15, 2019

Nuria Fernandez, GM/CEO of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Transportation Professional and Public Service by the Council of University Transportation Center.
Nuria Fernandez, GM/CEO of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Transportation Professional and Public Service by the Council of University Transportation Center.

Nuria Fernandez, GM/CEO of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Transportation Professional and Public Service by the Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC).

During her 30-plus-year career, Fernandez has served in leadership roles at some of the largest transportation agencies in the U.S.

She was COO for the New York State Metropolitan Transportation Authority, managed the operations of O’Hare International Airport, was sr. VP for Design and Construction at the Chicago Transit Authority and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, and provided high-level policy and program expertise at the U.S. Department of Transportation where she served as deputy administrator of the Federal Transit Administration, under President Clinton.

CUTC promotes university research, education, workforce development, and technology transfer as essential to the nation’s transportation system. The Council often works with the U.S. Department of Transportation to contribute to the formation of U.S. transportation policy.

She is currently Vice Chair of the American Public Transportation Association and recently celebrated her five-year anniversary at the helm of VTA.

San Jose State University’s Mineta Transportation Institute, where Fernandez is on the board of directors, is a member of The Council of University Transportation Centers.

Fernandez received the Lifetime Achievement honor at the CUTC Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday, January 12 in Washington, D.C.

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

More News

Passenger rail, bus service boosts real estate values, report finds

The report explored seven metropolitan regions, including Boston, Los Angeles, and Seattle, that provide access to heavy rail, light rail, commuter rail, and BRT.

APTA names Fernandez chair, new executive committee members

Jeffrey A. Nelson, GM of the Rock Island County Metropolitan Mass Transit District in Moline, Ill., will serve as vice chair.

American Logistics names new VP, transit market development

Ron Brooks previously served as manager of accessible transit services at Valley Metro.

New Flyer's McNeill named to Canada's Clean50 sustainability leaders

She was honored during the Clean50 Summit held in Toronto, and hosted by Delta Management Group.

Van Fossen retires after 40 years with First Transit

He began his career with First Transit in 1980 as an assistant GM in Lynchburg, Va.

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