Metro's Rail Services Manager Receives 40 Under 40 Award
Paul Grether, Metro’s Rail Services Manager, was named to Mass Transit Magazine’s 40 Under 40 list, honoring professionals who have made significant contributions to the public transit industry.
CINCINNATI – Paul Grether, Metro’s Rail Services Manager, was named to Mass Transit Magazine’s 40 Under 40 list, honoring professionals who have made significant contributions to the public transit industry. He is featured in the September/October 2013 issue and on Mass Transit’s website.
Grether, an Over-the-Rhine resident, is responsible for Metro’s involvement in the Cincinnati Streetcar project. He will manage streetcar operations and other functions delineated in an operating agreement between the City of Cincinnati and Metro, which is being developed at this time.
Honorees were nominated by their peers and judged on criteria that included job commitment, industry involvement and contribution, achievement in his or her position and innovation in his or her field. Grether is the third Metro employee named to the list since 2010.
Before joining Metro, Grether worked for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), where he served as Manager of Streetcar Development. He has experience in working with Federal Transit Administration grant programs and regulations, the Metropolitan Transportation Planning Process, and project program management. Grether serves as Vice-Chair/Chair Elect of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Streetcar Subcommittee; he was president of the Southeastern Railway Museum. He is also a graduate of Leadership APTA class of 2011, a development program for leaders in the transit industry.
Grether received his bachelor’s degree in Management and master’s degree in City and Regional Planning (Transportation Specialization with heavy emphasis on civil engineering) from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Metro is a non-profit, tax-funded public service of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, providing about 17 million rides per year.
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