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Mass Transit Announces Its Top 40 Under 40 List

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Fort Atkinson, WI (PRWEB) September 16, 2013

Mass Transit, the only magazine exclusively dedicated to public transportation, announces the fifth annual Mass Transit Top 40 Under 40 list, honoring those professionals who have made significant contributions to the public transit industry. Honorees were nominated by their peers and judged on criteria that included job commitment, industry involvement and contribution, achievement in his or her position and innovation in his or her field.

“Millions of people utilize public transportation every year, relying on it to transport them to work, school, social and sporting activities,” says Publisher John Hollenhorst. “The individuals chosen for this year’s list have been stand outs in their respective areas and show a strong passion and commitment that exemplifies the best of the best.”

“We received so many qualified nominations we could easily have extended the list,” adds Editor Leah Harnack. “It was challenging to narrow it down, but we are confident that this list is made up of professionals who are not only extremely deserving of this honor, we expect they will continue to play a significant role in public transport for decades to come.”

Winners will be showcased in the September/October cover feature of Mass Transit magazine and online at

Mass Transit magazine serves more than 21,000 readers associated with the public transportation industry including transit managers, industry suppliers and industry associations. It is the only publication that focuses on the people who manage the business and their successful management practices. The publication’s editorial content provides subscribers with management, marketing, operational and product information they need to better manage transit systems and overcome the changes in today's environment.

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(Mass Transit 40 Under 40 List follows)

Mass Transit 40 Under 40 List 2013

  •     Andrew C. Auxier, Stacy and Witbeck
  •     Joshua Baker, Radford Transit, Operated by New River Valley Community Services
  •     Jill Barnett, Lextran
  •     Nadine Bernard, Nova Bus, Division of Volvo Group
  •     Brent Boyd, San Diego Metropolitan Transit System
  •     Brian D. Buchanan, VIA Metropolitan Transit
  •     Lora Byala, Foursqure Integrated Transportation Planning Inc.
  •     Gerardo Castillo, Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  •     Shawn A. Chavira, Foothill Transit/First Transit
  •     Laura Cruz-Acosta, Sun Metro
  •     Selene Faer Dalton-Kumins, Federal Transit Administration, US DOT
  •     Michael Donaghy, MBA, BEP, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
  •     Brian Farber, Federal Transit Administration, US DOT
  •     James Harrison Flint II, Sunset Empire Transportation District and the Northwest Ride Center
  •     Justin Garrod, Sound Transit
  •     Tim Geibel, Crawford Area Transportation Authority
  •     Paul Grether, Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority/Metro
  •     Christopher Hemmer, P.E., Parsons Brinckerhoff
  •     Chad A. Huffman, Avail Technologies Inc.
  •     Marie Lewis Adams, Transportation Management & Design Inc.
  •     Benjamin Limmer, AICP, Valley Metro
  •     Nate Macek, Parsons Brinckerhoff
  •     Greg Marx BAE Systems
  •     Amanda Nightingale, King County Metro, Sound Transit
  •     Jon Y. Nouchi, Oahu Transit Services Inc.
  •     Luke Olson, P.E., HDR Engineering Inc.
  •     Nicholas Perfili, Fairfax County Department of Transportation
  •     Julia Quinn, Amtrak
  •     Anna Rahtz, Omnitrans
  •     Christine B. Rhoads, First Transit
  •     Robert Schneider, Central Midlands Transit (The Comet)
  •     Mitun Seguin, Veolia Transportation
  •     Christof Spieler, P.E., LEED AP, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Morris Architects
  •     Conrad Venema, The Rapid
  •     Rosa Ena Villarreal, Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority
  •     James Vine, Prince George Transit Ltd. (A Division of PWTransit)
  •     Justin R. Vonashek, Metra
  •     Brian Waterman, AICP, StarMetro
  •     Dr. Kari Edison Watkins, Georgia Tech
  •     Billy Wingfield II, Valley Ride – Boise Services


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