Friday, August 28, 2009

Alan F. Kiepper, 81

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Alan F. Kiepper, 81, of Annapolis, Md., died Aug. 26.

During his long public transportation career, Kiepper served as general manager of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, general manager ofalan_kiepper.jpg Houston’s Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, and president of MTA New York City Transit. He joined Parsons Brinckerhoff in 1996 as executive vice president and, after moving to Annapolis in 2002, was a consultant to ARINC.

Kiepper served as Chairman of the American Public Transportation Association from 1990 to 1991 and was inducted into the organization's Hall of Fame. APTA also recognized Kiepper in 1985 with the Jesse H. Haugh Award, given to an outstanding public transportation manager. In 1986, he received the National Public Service Award from the National Academy of Public Administration and the American Society of Public Administration.