At its annual meeting in New York on Oct. 12, the American Public Transportation Association board of directors appointed HDR Global Transit Director Tom Waldron to a three-year, At-Large Business Member term on the organization’s 25-member Executive Committee.
Waldron has more than 40 years in the railway industry at public agencies (NJ Transit, Virginia Railway Express), entrepreneurial start-ups and in consulting. “He has extensive experience in all facets of transit, both in the U.S. and internationally,” HDR said. “A strong advocate for developing the next generation of transportation leaders, Waldron has also been deeply involved in diversity and workforce development initiatives at APTA, as well as those sponsored by the Women’s Transportation Seminar and the Council of Minority Transportation Officials.
“HDR’s transit practice has steadily grown under Waldron’s leadership, with projects such as the Kansas City Modern Streetcar, LA Union Station Redevelopment and the San Diego Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project, among many others.”
“This appointment is a great honor and a great responsibility,” said Waldron. “APTA’s actions in the coming years will be pivotal for being able to provide mobility choices to those seeking affordable, reliable, safe and environmentally responsible transportation. Healthy communities depend on good public transportation, I’m happy to be front and center to the discussion, and I’m dedicated to working on behalf of the millions who rely on transit every day.”
The APTA Executive Committee is the decision-making body of the board of directors, with authority on matters involving the management and performance oversight of the association and its leadership. APTA has more than 1,500 public and private sector member organizations. More than 90% of customers using public transportation in the U.S. and Canada ride APTA member systems.