APTA Appoints HNTB Duo to Lead Recovery and Restoration Task Force

Written by Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor
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HNTB’s Ronnie Hakim, who serves in the priority area of "Service Recovery & Restoration." Photo via HNTB.

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has appointed HNTB’s Ronnie Hakim, National Transit and Rail Market Sector Leader, and Kimberly Slaughter, Senior National Practice Consultant, to its new Mobility Restoration & Recovery Task Force.

Slaughter chairs the task force’s committee on “Transit Leadership in the Post-COVID-19 Mobility Landscape,” while Hakim serves in the priority area of “Service Recovery & Restoration.”

The task force’s timeline is to complete its work in September 2020. The anticipated results will include a set of recommendations covering a wide range of issues critical to public transportation’s future success, including safeguarding employees and riders, public and rider confidence, and customer-focused operations, as well as resiliency, equity and societal needs.

HNTB’s Kimberly Slaughter, who chairs the task force’s committee on “Transit Leadership in the Post-COVID-19 Mobility Landscape.” Photo via HNTB.

“It is an honor for HNTB to be included in this important industry-wide task force, and for the professional accomplishments of Ronnie and Kimberly to be recognized with these appointments from APTA,” said Rob Slimp, P.E., HNTB CEO. “This task force will play a vital role in forging the path forward and confirming public transportation’s essential role in the nation’s economic recovery.”

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