May 20, 2024

Sharyn LaCombe Named Cincinnati Metro’s Senior Director of Bus Rapid Transit

Cincinnati Metro is pleased to announce that Sharyn LaCombe has been named Senior Director of Bus Rapid Transit. 
CINCINNATI — Cincinnati Metro is pleased to announce that Sharyn LaCombe has been named Senior Director of Bus Rapid Transit.

LaCombe will oversee Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) planning, design, construction, and start-up activities for multiple corridors. This includes providing comprehensive management and oversight for the consulting team, procurements, and contracts. Additionally, she will develop plans, specifications, and estimates, ensuring that all actions align with Metro’s requirements for schedule, cost, quality, and safety in project implementation.

“Sharyn is widely known and highly respected within the transportation industry and brings a proven track record of advancing transformational projects,” said Khaled Shammout, Metro’s Chief Strategic Planning, Development, & Innovation Officer. “As we continue to develop and execute our plans for BRT, her experience and wealth of knowledge will have a profound impact on the project and the Cincinnati region.”

LaCombe brings over 30 years of transit industry experience, including significant contributions at the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Office of Planning & Environment. Her expertise facilitated the delivery of FTA grant programs, the development of training programs for FTA Regional Offices and the National Transit Institute, and the provision of technical assistance to project sponsors during project development and program management oversight.

In addition to her FTA experience, LaCombe has over 20 years of experience with private sector architecture and engineering firms, delivering transit projects across the U.S. through proactive community, stakeholder, and public outreach. Her work includes new transit centers, park-and-ride facilities, bus operations and maintenance centers, bus lanes, BRT projects, as well as crucial rail, highway, and airport connections. Notably, she has delivered BRT projects in Cleveland, San Antonio, Denver, and Houston.
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