Manager of Bus Operations

Organization: Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide)

Location: Ann Arbor, Mich.

Deadline: Open until filled

Salary: DOE

Description: The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide), which operates accessible fixed-route bus, commuter bus, demand-response, vanpool and airport service in the thriving Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area — home of the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University and Washtenaw Community College — is looking for an experienced transportation professional to serve as Manager of Bus Operations. TheRide’s over 124 buses, paratransit and service vehicles, 248 employees, $40M operating and $5.2M capital budgets support 30 routes carrying over 6.6 million passengers a year to over 1,500 stops throughout the region.

Duties and Responsibilities: Reporting to the Deputy CEO, Operations, and as a member of the Senior Management Team, the Manager of Bus Operations provides divisional leadership and management oversight to ensure the TheRide’s fixed-route bus services maintain the highest standards of safety, customer satisfaction, efficiency, and overall excellence in service delivery. S/he also ensures the department has appropriate processes, procedures and systems in place to meet the Authority’s service and strategic goals.

Application Procedure: The AAATA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a competitive salary and benefits. For a complete job description and details on how to apply, go to and click on “Current Searches,” or submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements in confidence to Christopher Boylan, at Harris Rand Lusk Executive Search:


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