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SAN DIEGO—The Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) has hired former San Diego County Sheriff’s Commander Michael Barletta as manager of operations and transit enforcement.

Barletta served in the sheriff’s department for 30 years in multiple leadership roles. For MTS, he will oversee both contracted security officers and code compliance inspectors directly employed by the agency.

SAN ANTONIO—The VIA Metropolitan Transit Board of Trustees has re-elected Stephen P. Allison as vice chair and elected Lester Bryant as secretary.

Allison joined the board in 2009, appointed by the Greater Bexar County Council of Cities, and was first elected as vice chair in 2015. He is a partner at Jefferson Cano Allison Barkley, PLLC, with more than 40 years of legal experience.

Bryant has represented the city of San Antonio since 2014. For APTA, he is an at-large director on the Board of Directors, secretary of the Transit Board Members Committee and a member of several other committees. He is a financial services professional with Mass Mutual South Texas with more than 30 years experience.

PHILADELPHIA—The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) has promoted David T. ­Montvydas to chief engineer in the Engineering, Maintenance & Construction Division. He is a 16-year SEPTA employee who served most recently was chief engineering officer of the Power Department.

KANSAS CITY, MO—David Bower, former two-term mayor of Raytown, has been named to represent Jackson County, MO, on the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority Board of Commissioners.

Bower has more than 25 years of public service experience. He is a current member of the Regional Transit Coordinating Council and served as a board member of the Mid-America Regional Council from 2008-2015.

CLEVELAND—The Rev. Charles P. Lucas has joined the Board of Trustees of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, succeeding Jesse O. Anderson who retired from the board in 2014 after more than 20 years of service.

Lucas, who represents the city of Cleveland, is vicar of St. James AME Church. He chairs the city’s Community Relations Board and the Council of Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland and is past president of the Cleveland Chapter of the NAACP.

PHILADELPHIA—Carol Martsolf, an employee of Urban Engineers since 2003, has been promoted to director of training. Martsolf, a vice president of the firm who previously was manager of training, succeeds Urban’s first director of training, Bruce M. Mundorf, who remains as general counsel.
 
SAN CARLOS, CA—Ilia (Eli) Kay is joining the San Mateo County Transit District in the newly created position of chief financial officer. Kay, a Certified Public Accountant, has 20 years of financial management and accounting experience, serving most recently as chief financial officer for Chicago Skyway and Indiana Toll Road Concessions LLC.
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