Port Authority of Allegheny County
Chief Executive Officer
Port Authority of Allegheny County (the “Port Authority”) is a public transit authority that provides fixed route transit and advance reservation paratransit services in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Located in the second largest metropolitan area in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Port Authority is the nation’s 26th largest transit agency and provides its fixed route transit services through utilizing light rail, buses and inclines. Port Authority is an agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, created pursuant to the Second Class County Port Authority Act, operating a publicly funded public transit system that employs approximately 2,600 people, including employees represented by various unions, and serves approximately 214,000 daily weekday customers. Port Authority is governed by an eleven-member Board, six of whom are appointed by the County Executive, four by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and Senate and one by the Governor of Pennsylvania.
Port Authority operates a fleet of over 700 buses including 32 hybrid diesel-electric buses, 80 light rail vehicles and two inclines. Port Authority is extremely proud of its “low age” bus fleet with an average vehicle age of about 7 years. Port Authority’s operating budget for Fiscal Year 2017 was approximately $413 million and its capital budget was approximately $200 million.
Port Authority plays a significant role in the economic development of the greater Pittsburgh region and is viewed as one of the greatest mobility assets the region has to offer. Port Authority’s Board has adopted Strategic Initiatives that addresses future public transit plans and needs of the region, better mobility options and how Port Authority can remain financially stable while addressing these needs. These plans include a bus rapid transit (BRT) solution to connect downtown Pittsburgh to Oakland which is considered to be one of the City’s most vibrant academic, healthcare and cultural centers. Community leaders from the business community, government, non-profit and academic communities all desire for Port Authority to have a greater impact on the region’s mobility and economic growth.
SCOPE AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of Port Authority’s operations as well as any planned expansions. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of successfully managing a large, complex and diverse organization that operates to provide the highest quality of service to its customers. Additionally, this individual will have outstanding business skills as well as strong financial management, strategic planning, public relations, community relations and governmental relations skills.
Port Authority’s CEO will be integral to the future success of Port Authority as it strives to provide the highest quality of service possible to its customers and stakeholders and to find innovative transportation solutions to improve mobility and provide greater access to the region. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a background and ability as grouped in the following areas:
GENERAL TRANSIT MANAGEMENT
The candidate should possess the following attributes:
The successful candidate will have a minimum of 10 years’ executive management experience with a major transit agency or another public or private entity of comparable nature, complexity and size to Port Authority. A Bachelor’s degree in transportation, transportation management, engineering, business management or equivalent is required. An equivalent combination of education and experience consistent with the required qualifications will also be considered.
For additional information or to submit a resume, please contact Gregg A. Moser at firstname.lastname@example.org.