DALLAS AREA RAPID TRANSIT (DART)
PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (“DART”) is seeking an innovative, dynamic, professional, and strategic executive to serve as the agency’s next President and Chief Executive Officer(“CEO”). ABOUT DART: DART is one of the nation’s largest and most innovative transit agencies and provides a range of services including bus, light and commuter rail, streetcar, flex, and on-demand access services to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. DART currently serves the following 13 cities: Addison, Carrollton, Cockrell Hill, Dallas, Farmers Branch, Garland, Glenn Heights, Highland Park, Irving, Plano, Richardson, Rowlett, and University Park which spans approximately 700-square miles of service area. Combined, DART provides service to a population of approximately 2.6 million people.
DART is governed by an appointed 15-member Board of Directors and operates 139 bus routes, 93 miles of light rail and other services including Paratransit, Mobility as a Service (“MaaS”), carpool and vanpool. DART also jointly operates the Trinity Railway Express with Trinity Metro, a commuter rail system that provides riders with access between downtown Dallas, Fort Worth, DFW Airport, the American Airlines Center, and other areas conveniently and efficiently.
DART’s fiscal year 2021 annual budget is $1,393.3 billion. This consists of an operating budget of $542.3 million, a capital/non-operating budget of $647 million, and $204 million of debt service.
DART is among the leading transit agencies in the country in developing innovative approaches to providing rider facing services. DART’s GoPass is an award-winning app that provides a MaaS platform that addresses modes, trip planning and payments. The app has been successfully deployed for over 7 years at DART and is being used by several other U.S. transit agencies.
DART is committed to the region’s growth and economic development, providing residents with safe, reliable, affordable, and timely transportation services. More details about DART can be obtained by visiting DART’s website at www.dart.org.
SCOPE AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The CEO will manage an agency that is transitioning from a capital-intensive organization to one that is focused on providing an excellent trip experience for its riders and a continued state of good repair. The CEO of DART is responsible for directing all operations including Administration, Communications, Engineering and Construction, Planning, Finance, Government Relations, Operations, and Procurement.
DART’s CEO must represent the agency to the public and work with the Board to provide solutions that meet the needs of its riders and stakeholders. DART’s 3,748 employees and the Board are dedicated to work together to ensure that DART continues to operate as one of the leading transit systems in the United States. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of successfully managing a large, complex, and diverse organization that strives to provide the highest quality of service to its riders. Additionally, this individual will have strong financial management, operations, strategic planning, public relations, community relations, and governmental relations skills.
DART is well positioned financially, however given the uncertain economic future resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, an ability to identify creative funding solutions will be essential to ensure that DART is able to continue to provide the highest quality of safe, affordable, and accessible service to its riders while delivering on its capital commitments.
Essential duties and responsibilities of DART’s CEO include:
BOARD OF DIRECTORS INTERACTION
o A unifier, integrator, and team builder;
o A problem solver and visionary;
o A mentor and motivator; and
o A creator of productive partnerships with appropriate parties
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
The successful candidate will have a minimum of fifteen (15) years of progressively responsible general management experience in a private or public environment to include a minimum of ten (l0) years directing senior-level staff involved with daily operations and administration functions. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required and an advanced degree in management or other professional certification is highly desired. An equivalent combination of related education and experience may be substituted for these stated minimums qualifications excluding High School Diploma, GED, Licenses, or Certifications.
For more information or to submit a cover letter and resume, please contact Gregg A. Moser at firstname.lastname@example.org.