Apr 28, 2021

CINCINNATI METRO NAMES MIKE WEIL INTERIM CHIEF SAFETY OFFICER

Weil will oversee the safety and security of Metro’s fixed-route and Access transit operations, its facilities, employees and customers.


CINCINNATI
– Cincinnati Metro has named Mike Weil its Interim Chief Safety Officer. In this role, he will be responsible for overseeing the safety and security of Metro’s fixed-route and Access transit operations, its facilities, employees and customers. He also serves as liaison to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the regional Emergency Management Agency and local law enforcement.

Weil most recently served as Metro’s director of security, where he led the development, implementation and evaluation of Metro’s comprehensive system security, including emergency preparedness and continuity of operations planning for bus and paratransit services.

Weil is also responsible for Metro’s Cincinnati Police detail program and the agency’s Transit Security Grant Program initiatives. Under his direction, Metro earned the national Gold Award for Security Excellence, the top honor among mid-size transit systems, from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) in 2014, 2015, 2018 and 2020. The APTA Bus Safety & Security Excellence Awards recognize innovative and proactive safety and security programs conducted by public transport providers. 

“In his more than 26 years at Metro, Mike has demonstrated a record of success in developing innovative solutions that improve the safety and security of Metro’s passengers, our employees and our entire community,” said Metro CEO and General Manager Darryl Haley. “The safety and security of our passengers is our top priority, and we work hard to ensure that all riders have a safe and secure experience every trip. We look forward to the contributions that Mike will make in this role.” 

Weil began his career with Metro in 1994 as a transit operator and has been promoted to positions that include transit traffic controller, facilities foreman and facilities manager. 

He is a member of the Ohio Public Transit Association security subcommittee, where he shares best practices and assists other transit agencies in developing their organizational security programs. 

Weil is Public Transportation Safety Training Program (PTSCTP) certified, which includes Transit Safety and Security Program (TSSP) certifications in both bus and rail. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Business Administration and Management from Kennedy Western University. 

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Cincinnati Metro is a non-profit, tax-funded public service of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, providing about 13.5 million rides per year. Learn more about Metro at www.go-metro.com.               

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