Sep 23, 2015

Randal Weaver and Olivia Jones join Metro's executive management team

Metro welcomes two new members to its executive team: Randal Weaver and Olivia Jones.

CINCINNATI – Metro welcomes two new members to its executive team:

• Randal Weaver -- Sr. Vice President of Operations/Chief Operations Officer

• Olivia Jones -- Vice President of Human Resources/EEO Officer

Randal Weaver is responsible for overseeing Metro’s Operations, Fleet and Facilities, Accessible Services, Transit Services Planning and Development departments, as well as the Cincinnati Streetcar.

Most recently, Weaver served as President of TransPro Consulting, LLC, a Tampa based public sector management consultancy firm, where he led strategic operational initiatives for transit systems across the US, including Las Vegas (RTC), the Pennsylvania DOT, Baton Rouge (CATS), Jacksonville (JTA), Tampa (HART and PSTA) and New York (BC Transit). Prior to TransPro, he was the Chief Operating Officer for the Rochester based RGRTA (located in upstate New York), an $80 million Authority that provides 23 million rides per year.

Weaver holds an MBA from the Simon Business School and a BS Electrical Engineering, High Honors, from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Olivia Jones is responsible for overseeing Metro’s Human Resources department and organizational training. She has more than 20 years of experience in the transportation industry. She served as Assistant General Manager at the Muncie Indiana Transportation System, where she was responsible for employee benefits, workers’ compensation, property and casualty insurance, labor relations/negotiations, Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE), and paratransit operations.

She has also held leadership positions at Capital Metropolitan Transit Authority in Austin, Texas and the Union Pacific Railroad in Des Moines, IA.

Jones is an active member of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Human Resources Committee, Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO), and the Transportation Research Board. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and Management from the University of Phoenix.

She is also a veteran of the United States Army, where she served as a signal specialist and the Texas Army National Guard, where she served as a combat medic.

Metro is a non-profit public service of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, providing about 17 million rides per year in Greater Cincinnati. # # #

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