TPTA elects new officers, board
Posted: Thursday, December 1, 2011 11:38 am
Paul J. Ballard, Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) and Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) CEO, is the newly-elected president.
TPTA is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to improving public transportation in all Tennessee communities.
TPTA in a press release noted it is committed to increasing the use of public transportation, securing adequate funding for public transportation, encouraging the use of best practices in public transportation among members and disseminating public transportation research and information to the public, members, and to elected officials.
The association is comprised of four large urban, 11 small urban and 10 rural public transit systems that provide service in all 95 counties of the state.
Tommy Bradberry of Martin was elected vice president. Bradberry is the Northwest Human Resource Agency’s Transportation director and has served in this role for almost 30 years.
Under his leadership, the program has grown from a small program with nine vans to one with a $3.5 million dollar budget and 90 vans. In addition to being elected TPTA vice president, Bradberry was recently inducted into the TPTA Hall of Fame for his lifelong commitment to public transportation.