May 10, 2022

SORTA Welcomes Rick Bailey as New Director of Transit Operations

In the role, Mr. Bailey manages the delivery of fixed-route services to the community and oversees all operators; service delivery and quality; supervision; dispatching; and support and operations at Metro’s transit facilities and passenger hubs.
CINCINNATI – The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) is happy to welcome Rick Bailey to its leadership team as director of transit operations for Metro.

In the role, Mr. Bailey manages the delivery of fixed-route services to the community and oversees all operators; service delivery and quality; supervision; dispatching; and support and operations at Metro’s transit facilities and passenger hubs.

Mr. Bailey brings 13 years of transit-related experience with him to SORTA, including most recently oversight of fixed-route and paratransit operations, planning, scheduling, training, safety, security, dispatch and project management for the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority.

He earned his B.S. from Wright State University and holds his Certificate of Public and Social Service Transportation from the Ohio Department of Transportation.

Mr. Bailey lives with his wife and three children in Kettering, Ohio, where – when not leading Metro’s transit operations – he enjoys coaching his son’s baseball team during the summer months.

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