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JUL 2014

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40 < m ETRO m AGAZINE JULY 2014 people County, which is located west of greater Washington, D.C. E Jef Jones, VP, North American engine business and marketing communications, for Cummins Inc., to retire. E Joseph M. Perez, to chief of Chicago's Metra Police Department. E At Phoenix's Valley Metro: Scott Wisner, to bus services delivery manager; and Ron Brooks, to manager, accessible transit services. E Michael Tosca, to sr. project manager and director, business development, Los Angeles operations, for the Center for Transportation and the Environment. E Dennis Solensky, to GM of Richland, Wash.-based Ben Franklin Transit. E Tanya Schweiger, to project manager, operations division, for Stertil-Koni. E Cramer Owen, to national leasing manager, specialty vehicles, at Key Equipment Finance. E At Santa Monica, Calif.'s Big Blue Bus: Eric Sink, to chief fnancial ofcer; and Aimee Wyatt, to community relations ofcer. E At Cambridge Systematics: Jim Brogan, to exec. VP, Los Angeles ofce; Paul Sorenson, to sr. software manager; and Jonathan Overman, to transportation planning and management group, Los Angeles ofce. E William Crosbie, to president/CEO of SYSTRA's North American Region, which now includes Canada. E Susan Black, to GM of the Orlando, Fla.- based Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority. E Jay Walder, CEO of Hong Kong's MTR Corp., will step down after his contract expires. E At Parsons Brinckerhof: Osama Abdelfatah, to supervising scheduler, New York City ofce; Raymond Kenny, to sr. manager, special projects, in the Transit & Rail Technical Excellence Center; Mathew Moore, to sr. principal technical specialist; and Marc Beningson, to manager, communications, security and control systems, New York ofce. E At Veolia Transportation: Al Robinson, to GM of York BRT Services in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada; and Cindy McGinnis, to GM Loudoun Ford to lead Detroit's Regional Transit Authority Michael Ford, to CEO at Detroit's Regional Transit Authority. Since 2009, Ford served as CEO of Mich.-based Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (AATA) and, previously to that, ran his own consultant company, MG Ford Consulting. He has also held a variety of positions at several transit agencies, including the Stockton, Calif.-based San Joaquin Regional Transit District; Portland, Ore.'s TriMet; and the Everett, Wash.-based Community Transit, as well as at Greyhound Lines Inc. While at AATA, Ford successfully spearheaded a tax referendum that will provide an additional $4.4 million to fund a plan to increase the agency's bus services. Ford Kenny Wisner Scweiger Perez Brooks Solensky

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