Winter 2006 Volume 4, Issue 3
Staff Receives Awards at TPTA
From the CEO’s Desk
I once again am amazed at the
Annual Conference and Roadeo
tremendous work that is taking place The Davidson Transit Organization, the employment unit
at MTA as we continue to make public of the Nashville MTA, has several staff members who were
transit the commuter choice for more recognized for their achievements during the Tennessee Public
people. We have undertaken numerous Transportation Association Annual Conference and Roadeo held
projects this past year, and I deeply in November in Chattanooga.
appreciate everyone’s help. As we
Bus operator Mark Johnson took third place in the 35-foot bus
look back on 2006, we can reﬂect on
our accomplishments. division in the state roadeo competition. Johnson has been driving
Paul J. Ballard MTA buses for three years, and he has ﬁnished in the top three in
• Recorded more than 8 million passenger trips this past the state competition in both years that he has competed. Johnson
ﬁscal year, which is an increase of nearly 16 percent; will compete in the American Public Transportation Association
• Logged more than 5.6 million miles on MTA vehicles last International Bus
ﬁscal year; Roadeo next May
• Received our fourth order of new 40-foot, low-ﬂoor Gillig in Nashville.
buses, and now have one of the newest bus ﬂeets in the Bus operations
state with 100 new buses; supervisor Cynthia
• Added six new AccessRide vans and ordered 14 more to
accommodate more people with disabilities;
• Secured funding for the Music City Central transit hub for named Urban
bus passengers; Support Employee
• Became the ﬁrst transit system in the south to provide of the Year. She
commuter beneﬁts to state government employees; began her DTO
• Successfully partnered with the Regional Transportation career as a bus
Authority to help launch Music City Star, the state’s ﬁrst operator in June
commuter rail service; and 1999 and was
• Consistently exceeded the 95 percent performance goal promoted to su-
of phone calls answered in customer service and the 85
pervisor in April
percent goal in AccessRide.
2003. Last year, At the TPTA Annual Conference and Roadeo,
It has been another great year, and I want to thank Mark Johnson placed third in the 35-foot bus
DTO imple- division, and Cynthia Whitehead was named
each of you for your commitment to our customers and our
mented operator Urban Support Employee of the Year.
teams, which are (continued on page 2)
All Aboard: MTA Providing Bus Service to Music City Star Passengers
Middle Tennessee has another passengers (an average of 750 roundtrip
commuter alternative and passengers commuters) by September 2007. As of
are climbing aboard both the Music Dec. 1, an average of 536 passenger
City Star trains and Nashville MTA trips were being recorded daily.
buses. Through a partnership with the RTA,
The Music City Star, the state’s ﬁrst the MTA is providing passengers with a
commuter train with service between quick and easy transition from train to
Lebanon and downtown Nashville, bus to their ﬁnal destination with two
began operating on Sept. 18, and an designated buses that pick up passengers
estimated 784 passenger trips were from the downtown Riverfront Station.
recorded the ﬁrst day of service. The 93 West End Shuttle travels
The Regional Transportation The Music City Star commuter train crosses Donelson
down Broadway to West End and
Authority, the organization which runs Pike on its way to Riverfront Station in downtown the Vanderbilt University Medical
the rail service, has a goal of 1,500 daily Nashville. (continued on page 2)
A Newsletter for Employees and Special Friends of the MTA of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee
MTA Acquires Property for Music City Central Transit Hub
The Nashville MTA has purchased the longer than we expected but the wait was
land for its new Music City Central transit necessary in moving us closer to making
hub for bus passengers. Having acquired Music City Central a reality,” MTA CEO
the property needed for the downtown Paul J. Ballard said. “We believe this
transit center, the project now moves world-class facility will change the face of
forward to the construction phase. Plans bus transit in Nashville and will provide
call for construction to begin in the ﬁrst superior facilities and top-notch service to
quarter of 2007 and to be complete within the thousands of our valued bus riders in
18 months. the Nashville area.”
The MCC site is located between 4th The above-ground parking lot was
and 5th Avenues North and Charlotte purchased from Central Parking System
Avenue and Gay Street in Nashville’s and another underground parking garage, A computer-generated rendering shows
Central Business District. It is directly formerly owned by Metro, has been how the waiting area of Music City Central
adjacent to the Municipal Auditorium. deeded to the MTA for the two-level will look.
“Purchasing the property took a little facility. Both parking facilities currently during rush hour and riding on our clean
are open and operating on the MCC site and safe buses is a lot less stressful than
and will remain open until construction driving.”
gets underway in 2007. They will then be MTA worked with the Federal Transit
closed in order to free space to build the Administration (FTA) to acquire the
multi-story structure. Central Parking System property, as the
“We will keep the parking open as FTA is providing funding for 80 percent of
long as possible to accommodate the the total cost of the project. The remaining
individuals who use these facilities,” 20 percent will come from state and local
Ballard said. “However, we do recommend funds.
that those who currently park in either the The new Music City Central station will
lot or the garage begin researching other replace outdoor operations on Deaderick
transportation options such as riding our Street and will include a climate-controlled
MTA buses into the downtown area for waiting area, information and ticket sales
A computer-generated rendering shows
how the platform and retail areas of Music work or parking elsewhere. Many of outlets, and possible retail businesses such
City Central will look. these buses travel to downtown frequently as a coffee shop or newsstand.
TPTA (continued from page 1) MCS (continued from page 1)
supervised by mid-level supervisors. Stations can return home via the Route 6
Whitehead’s team reduced attendance Donelson bus.
occurrences by 14 percent and tardiness The Music City Star commuter train
occurrences by 30 percent in 2005. has three trips in the morning and three
MTA also won the annual Spirit Award trips in the afternoon Monday through
for having the best cheering team during Friday. Service has been expanded to
the annual state roadeo competition in include Game Day Express service for
which Johnson, Veronica Beard and select Tennessee Titans home games,
Theodore Thompson competed against bus and a special evening service on most
and van operators from other Tennessee Thursdays and Fridays during the holiday
transit systems. season.
The Music City Star prepares to depart the
Center. The 94 Downtown Shuttle takes
passengers through the downtown area.
Riders working in other areas of town take
the bus to the Downtown Transit Mall for
connections to other destinations.
For those needing to return to Wilson
County earlier than the evening commute,
the Route 95 Midday Shadow Bus offers
an express service to the Mt. Juliet, Martha
and Lebanon Stations. It also has a return Two Music City Star locomotives sit side-by-
DTO staff braved cold temperatures to cheer trip to Nashville. Passengers needing to side on the tracks ready for another day of
on their drivers during the TPTA Roadeo. return early to the Hermitage or Donelson getting commuters where they need to go.
DTO Employees Help Give Foster Children Special Holiday
Davidson Transit Organization enjoys a bit of the holidays just like others
employees continued their tradition of in our community.”
giving to those less fortunate this past A group of more than 100 DTO
Christmas by donating toys, clothes, employees donated their own funds and
electronic games and other gifts for made sure that many of these kids had
children who are in the state’s foster care those special items on their “wish lists” by
system. sponsoring seven foster children through
There are about 1,200 foster children the Davidson County Department of
in Davidson County, and like most kids, Children’s Services ofﬁce.
many were hoping for a few special gifts “Many of the children, who are in
on Christmas Day. traditional foster homes or group homes,
“When a child returns to school after are in our care due to abandonment, neglect Some of Santa’s helpers take a break
the holiday break, the ﬁrst question a or abuse,” Aaron said. “Unfortunately, with from preparing gifts for the foster children
friend usually asks is ‘What did so many children, it is often difﬁcult sponsored by the generous donations of
you get for Christmas?’” said Carla DTO employees.
for us to ﬁnd enough sponsors. We
Aaron, Tennessee Department of appreciate the support, kindness the seven children. The presents were
Children’s Services Davidson County and generous donations from our distributed on Dec. 20.
Administrator. “Donations of toys, friends at the MTA.” For nearly 19 years, employees have
MP3 players and other electronic DTO employees raised nearly contributed funds to purchase the gifts that
games and gadgets to our Santa program $2,000 in cash and gift donations. This have been provided to various organiza-
helps ensure that every child in foster care amount was enough to provide gifts to tions in the Nashville community.
News & Notes
New Bus Display services. MTA was represented at well as educating everyone on the
The new MTA bus display the Mayor’s Annual Celebrating beneﬁts of public transportation.
made its debut during the annual Neighborhoods Conference and
All About Women show at DTO employees participated in Solar Shelters
the Convention Center. Staff a series of beneﬁt fairs for Metro Four shelters now have solar
working the booth received rave government employees. lit advertising panels. The shelters
reviews from other exhibitors and are located at Murfreesboro
many of the people in attendance. Coalition Video Road and Plus Park inbound;
The bus display was made by The Nashville MTA complet- Murfreesboro Road and Dell
the Gillig Corporation, which ed a 12-minute video detailing inbound; Murfreesboro Road and
also constructs MTA buses. The how public transportation has Ransom inbound; and Charlotte
display is an actual front of a changed the lives of people in our and 42nd inbound. Also, the
bus. community. The video project, shelters have an interior light that
made possible in part by a $4,000 works off of the solar panels.
Community Events Local Transit Coalition Grant
At the request of organizers, received from the American APTA Conference
DTO staff participated in several Public Transportation Association MTA is hosting the 2007
community events this fall to last fall, also includes a brochure American Public Transportation
promote MTA transportation detailing the beneﬁts of public Association Bus and Paratransit
services. Employees worked the transit. The video is currently Conference and International
Vanderbilt University Employee airing on Metro 3. Bus Roadeo next May. The
Beneﬁts Fair and received a MTA partnered with the conference
signiﬁcant number of positive Accessible Transportation will be
comments and inquiries from Alliance, AccessRide Policy held May
Vanderbilt employees. DTO staff Advisory Committee and Partners 6-9 at the
worked at the Senior Expo and in Transit on the promotional Renais-
Boomers event at the fairgrounds. video. The information is being s a n c e
One of our new Gillig buses and distributed to community leaders, Hotel in
a new AccessRide van were on elected ofﬁcials, and other downtown
display, and the staff answered stakeholders in hopes of gaining Nashville.
many questions about our additional funding for the MTA as
Nashville MTA Roadeo & Employee Day
The annual Nashville MTA Roadeo competition took place Oct. 28 in the employee parking lot behind the main ofﬁce at
130 Nestor St. In conjunction with the roadeo, an employee family day also was held.
Bus and van operators competed for ﬁrst-, second- and third-place plaques, cash prizes and a chance to represent MTA
in the state competition in Chattanooga in November.
Mechanics competed for the ﬁrst time in recent years in team and individual events, including a written test, vehicle
inspection, and testing and diagnosing defects. The winners of the team competition will advance to compete in a roadeo
in Jacksonville, Fla., March 3-4, 2007. They also will participate in the International Roadeo Competition, which will be held
in Nashville next May. Additionally, a bus cleaning competition took place.
MTA Roadeo Results
Bus Operators (40-foot )
1. Mark Johnson
2. Danny Pursley
3. Jean Leveque
Bus Operators (35-foot)
1. Veronica Beard
2. Marco Duran
3. Paula Morgan
Mark Johnson won the 40-foot bus division
at the MTA Roadeo and ﬁnished third in
the 35-foot division at the state roadeo. He
will also compete at the APTA International 1. Theodore Thompson Charlie Patterson, Mike Davenport
Roadeo in the spring of 2007. 2. Deloris Roberts and Roger Ketron work on
diagnosing defects with the air
Mechanics Class A (Team) conditioning unit of a bus.
1. Mike Davenport, Roger Ketron
and Charlie Patterson
2. Steven Brewer, Joel Roberts
Veronica Beard and Wade Scott
placed ﬁrst in
the 35-foot bus Mechanics Class B
division at the (Individual)
MTA Roadeo. 1. Ronald Rhoads
1. Gloria Ewing
2. Diane Hill
Steve Brewer, Wade Scott
and Joel Roberts investigate
problems with the engine
transmission of this bus.
Ronald Rhoads studies the air board
in order to determine what sort of
brake malfunction has occurred.
Gloria Ewing and Diane
Bob Baulsir (right) presents a Hill show off the plaques
plaque to Theodore Thompson they won in the Bus
for winning the AccessRide Cleaning competition.
Nashville MTA Roadeo & Employee Day
Children enjoyed dressing up
for the costume contest.
MTA Youth Liaisons Hannah Cornﬁeld
and Eric Harvey helped out with the
face-painting for Carlos Wyatt (center).
Ed Oliphant, with the assistance of MTA Youth
A contestant ponders which bag of many prizes to
Liaison Eric Harvey, announces one of the many
chose from during a game of "Deal or No Deal" as
rafﬂe prize winners that were drawn throughout
host Judy Shelton and her three assistants watch.
the day as part of a fundraiser for the MECCC.
Former Safety and Security
Manager Tommy Boshers and his
wife Maria pose with plaques of
The karaoke competition was just one of several appreciation presented to them for
fun activities that took place throughout the day. their many years of service to MTA.
Dear MTA ...
I started my ﬁrst internship in the Polk building downtown while never missing a beat at professional driving. Who are
in the Ofﬁce of Research and Education Accountability. I they trying to kid, everyone knows Government workers are
have been riding the North State Shuttle for 4 weeks now among the worst? I feel better as soon as I see she is my
and your employees are bugging me! driver that morning!
I know what I am talking about when it comes to driving. I hesitate to tell this knowing scheduling and business
I was a Professional Driver for 20 years prior to entering and such, but can I tell what immense respect and emotion I
college to change career direction. I currently hold a CDL feel when I am halfway between my car and the shuttle stop
license with an H/T endorsement. I also spent 12 of those on a bad leg from Vietnam, unable to ever run again and
years in city delivery of freight from a semi-tractor trailer. I any of your drivers stop in the middle of the block to allow
never had an accident. me entry. I have been abused by dispatchers demanding
Your cadres of drivers are awesome. They are professional you stick to a schedule, but the compassion and caring for
to a fault, extremely well mannered, compassionate, and their customers is outstanding and that act of kindness and
great drivers. How dare they start my day off each morning respect makes me just humble to be alive for the rest of the
with kindness, safety and professional behavior in a world day.
where such a thing does not happen, especially from In short, they are bugging me to death. They are a role
“Government” Drivers? model in my face of how I should conduct myself in the
The men are quiet generally and very expert drivers. new world I have educated myself too! I know for a fact
I see vehicles just plain stop in the middle of the road in that I could never come up to their standards of conduct
front of them, lock them into narrow spaces and they never day in—day out as they have already exhibited. Who do they
once get upset or angry, but instead handle the situation in think they are fooling? They probably all go home and kick
a quiet responsive and professional manner that never even their cats or something. I can’t believe they are actually that
alerts most of the riders that there was a potential problem professional, caring, and competent.
at all. Always with quiet manners! (Yes sir, thank you sir, Someone in your human resources or training or hiring
etc). department is a genius for personnel. My thanks to them
The women are a little more extroverted and one in all; just don’t stop bugging me!
particular greets everyone with a smile, tells them something
positive and just generally gives uplift to the entire morning --Rodney Crumpton
I just wanted to say what a joy it is up. Within a few minutes an MTA SUV driver. … Not only did I have a positive
riding with Tommy Allen on the 4:45 p.m. came by. When we got in to the car, Kym experience dealing with Mr. Bomar, but
from downtown to Hermitage and with (Zerfoss), the supervisor, stated that she also he went out of his way to facilitate the
Sheri Gray on the 6:36 leaving Hermitage was very sorry for the mix up and would return of my wallet. I want to take the time
in the morning for downtown. These two take us anywhere we needed to go! She to let you know how much I appreciate
people are the best. apologized to us all the way to Lebanon. him, and I hope you do, too.
--Heather Potts After work on the following Monday, I --Delcinia C. Costa
was on the bus going to the train and was
My daughter and I were waiting at the telling another passenger about what had Richard Kiefer and David Imlay
Riverfront Station for the shadow bus to happened and about the great customer recently passed an Automotive Service
Lebanon. The Orange County Choppers service. The bus driver looked back at me Excellence (ASE) Heavy Duty Truck
(OCC) were at Riverfront that day, and and stated "you’re the one everyone was Diesel Engine Test. Also, Sam Madzia
the shadow bus never arrived. After running around trying to take care of?" and Tim Vick passed the ASE Tests for
about 15 minutes of waiting, I called the Apparently, a lot of people at MTA were Transit Bus Brakes and Electrical. This
customer service telephone number listed very concerned with making sure that I gives MTA ﬁve of the 405 technicians
on the ticket vending machine. A person was taken care of. I want to thank Velda nationwide who hold these certiﬁcations.
named "Zelda" (Velda Hayes) stayed with and Kym for taking care of my daughter Congratulations to all.
me on the telephone for about 15 minutes. and me! I want to thank you for providing
She occasionally came back on the line great customer service!
and gave me updates about the problem. --Melinda S. Crutchﬁeld
It was determined that the bus could not
get to us because of the OCC. The last During the bus ride from the state NASHVILLE MTA/DTO
time Velda came on line she told me that parking lot to Deaderick Street, while IS A DRUG-FREE
everything had been taken care of and leaving the bus, I slipped on the steps and WORKPLACE.
that a supervisor was coming to pick me fell down. Mr. Lester Bomar #469 was the
Staff Promotions The Davidson Transit Organization
Employee Position Date (DTO) and the Amalgamated Transit
Yamani Smith From Vehicle Operator Trainee to Vehicle Operator 7/16/06 Union (Local 1235) agreed on a new
Shunta Johnson From Vehicle Operator Trainee to Vehicle Operator 7/16/06 labor contract in early October. The
Gabrielle Burgess From Vehicle Operator to Oper. Supervisor/Dispatcher 8/20/06 DTO Board of Directors has approved
Bruce Bryant From Vehicle Operator to Oper. Supervisor/Dispatcher 8/20/06 the contract, which will be in effect
Emanuel Edwards From Vehicle Operator to Oper. Supervisor/Dispatcher 8/20/06 until June 30, 2009.
Evon Heath From Vehicle Operator to Customer Service Rep. 10/2/06
KeKe Ewing From Customer Service Representative to Laborer 10/9/06 Some components of the new contract
Jonathan Haralson From Vehicle Operator Trainee to Vehicle Operator 10/22/06 include:
Jean Legrand From Vehicle Operator Trainee to Vehicle Operator 11/17/06 • A 1.25 percent pay increase every
David Hill From Vehicle Operator Trainee to Vehicle Operator 11/17/06 six months for the next three years,
Obrad Radic From Vehicle Operator Trainee to Vehicle Operator 11/17/06 for a total of 7.5 percent.
David Harris From Vehicle Operator Trainee to Vehicle Operator 12/1/06 • Faster progression to the top pay
Brian Vaughn From Vehicle Operator Trainee to Vehicle Operator 12/1/06 scale for bus operators.
Joyce Banks From Vehicle Operator Trainee to Vehicle Operator 12/1/06 • A modest premium increase of
only $5 per month for a major
New Employees • Increased life insurance from
$30,000 to $35,000, provided at no
As the MTA continues to grow, we would like to welcome our new employees. cost to employees.
• Increased uniform allowance.
Employee Position Date • Increased bereavement leave.
Jethro Ellerbe Part-time Vehicle Operator Trainee 7/25/06
Charles Glenn Part-time Vehicle Operator Trainee 7/25/06
Donna Rogers Part-time Vehicle Operator Trainee 7/26/06 Employees Raise
John Scott Martin General Helper 8/1/06 Money for MECCC
Traci Phillips Part-time Vehicle Operator Trainee 8/28/06
MTA raised nearly $12,659 for
Warren Williams Part-time Vehicle Operator Trainee 8/28/06
the Metro Employees Consolidated
Chris Hughes Operator Supervisor/Dispatcher 8/28/06
Charities Campaign through a rafﬂe
Mildred Gilbert Laborer 9/5/06
and a pancake breakfast and pizza
Xiomara Reina Bi-lingual Customer Service Representative 9/18/06
party. This total is a 19.4 percent
Rochelle Robinson AccessRide Eligibility Specialist 9/25/06
increase over MTA’s goal set by Metro
James Searcy Laborer 9/25/06
John Curatolo Safety and Security Manager 10/2/06
All of the contributions go to
Jim McAteer Director of Planning 10/9/06
help beneﬁt more than 230 charities
Ray Alegria Information Tech Specialist 10/9/06
including Community Health Chari-
Jeremy Flick Temporary Clerk – Planning Department 10/16/06
ties, Community Shares and the
Christine Lowe Vehicle Operator Trainee 10/25/06
United Way of Metro Nashville.
Steven Fields Vehicle Operator Trainee 10/25/06
Congratulations to Jessica Taylor
Charity Jones Vehicle Operator Trainee 10/30/06
(administrative), Joel Recinto
Daud Jama Vehicle Operator Trainee 10/30/06
(maintenance) and Jeffery Beaty and
David Pierre-Paul Vehicle Operator Trainee 10/30/06
William Godwin (operations) for
Loretta Sammons Vehicle Operator Trainee 10/30/06
winning the MECCC “Day off with
Nancy Barton Vehicle Operator Trainee 11/27/06
Tammy Conwell Vehicle Operator Trainee 11/27/06
Benny Ricketts Vehicle Operator Trainee 11/27/06
Vince Baker Vehicle Operator Trainee 11/27/06
Tyge Sutton Vehicle Operator Trainee 11/27/06
Gone Fishing: MTA Retirees
The following employees have recently retired from the MTA. They are going to be
missed, and we would like to extend them our best wishes.
Employee Position Date Dawn Distler, Tim Sanderson, Ellen
Thomas Sloss Vehicle Operator (18.5 years of service) 10/1/06 Davis, Ed Oliphant and Jim McAteer
Tommy Boshers Safety and Security Manager 10/4/06 help make pancakes for David Love and
State of Tennessee Offering Commuter Beneﬁts
The Nashville MTA has become the ﬁrst 3,400 state employees had signed up for “Smart
transit system in the south to provide commuter Cards”. An estimated 250 state employees rode
beneﬁts to state government employees. In the bus during the weekday period prior to the
a partnership that began on Oct. 1, state of launch of the program.
Tennessee employees who live in the Nashville “I have ridden the route 96 bus from LaVergne
130 Nestor Street
area and work downtown can ride to work on for nine years, and I am always recruiting new
Nashville, TN 37210-2124 MTA ﬁxed-route buses and have their employer riders,” Bailey said. “Several times over the
pay the fare. years, I have written to the Governor and asked
Fax 615-862-6208 “Having the transit card is saving me $90 why we state employees couldn’t have our
a month in the fare alone,” said Cindy Bailey, commute subsidized.”
ADA Inquiry and
Customer Service who works for the Department of Children’s The state’s desire to combat its decreasing
862-5950 Services in the Cordell Hull Building in parking availability led to the interest in the
880-3286 (TTY) downtown Nashville “My old 1991 Eagle program. The state’s goal is to free some 2,000
Check our Web site at Premier should last a long time since I only downtown parking spaces by offering the Easy
www.nashvillemta.org have to drive it about 5 miles a day even though Ride option.
Bill Purcell my ofﬁce is 25 miles from home.” State workers in the Nashville area can
Mayor The state joins other organizations such as apply for a “Smart Card” by going to the state
Paul J. Ballard Vanderbilt University and Belmont University Intranet for an application or by picking up an
Chief Executive Ofﬁcer to offer commuter transportation options to application from the Tennessee Department
employees. Metro Nashville of General Services. The
Board of Directors
is expected to offer a similar department is coordinating the
Lewis Lavine program next year. card issuance with MTA.
During the ﬁrst month, The state pays MTA $1.15
Gail Carr Williams more than 4,300 passenger for each ride logged on the
Vice Chair trips were recorded. By the cards, which are free unless a
William L. Barnes end of October, approximately replacement card is necessary.
Planning Director, Safety and Security Manager Hired
Marian T. Ott
Member Jim McAteer has been hired as Director of McAteer received both his undergraduate
Planning for the Davidson Transit Organization, and graduate degrees from Towson University in
Newsletter Editorial Staff and John Curatolo has been hired as Safety and Baltimore, Maryland, and he attained a Masters
Editor-in-Chief/Writer Security Manager for the DTO. The two began of Arts in Geography and Environmental
Patricia Harris-Morehead work in October. Planning with a specialization on Transportation
McAteer is responsible for all planning Planning in 2002. He is a member of the
Managing Editor/Writer processes, including system analysis, American Institute of Certiﬁed Planners.
service development, Curatolo is a former member of the Ithaca,
Contributing Writer scheduling, and data New York, Police Department where he
Paul J. Ballard collection. Prior to worked for 21 years before retiring at the rank
Graphic Designer joining the MTA, he of Deputy Police Chief. He has extensive law
Janice Truszkowski spent four years at enforcement training and experience. Prior to
the Nashville Area working in management, his expertise was in
Ellen Davis Metropolitan Planning trafﬁc enforcement and accident reconstruction.
Dawn Distler Organization as a project Curatolo has attended accident reconstruction
Bill Farquar manager on a wide range training courses through Northwestern
Lee Jackson of transportation projects. Jim McAteer University Trafﬁc Institute and the New York
Rob McElhaney He also has worked for Planning Director State Division of Criminal Justice Services.
Ed Oliphant the Nashville Planning He also has
Department in the Geographic Information investigated numerous
Photography/Artwork Systems (GIS) division. serious injury and fatal
Everton Oglesby Architects Projects under McAteer’s direction include motor vehicle accidents.
Kathryn Deising the 2006-2008 Transportation Improvement Curatolo has testiﬁed in a
Program, the Nashville Area Sidewalks and number of New York State
Regional Transportation Bikeways Plan as well as a major transit Courts as an “accident
Authority investment study called the Southeast Corridor reconstructionist” and
High-Performance Transit study. He also was a expert witness as it John Curatolo
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