Open To: The Public
Job Posting No.: 115610
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Salary: MP-73: $118,813.00 to $162,003.00 (Annual)
Closing Date: February 14, 2017
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) seeks candidates for Transit Administrator in the Office of Transit & Ridesharing in the Bureau of Public Transportation. CTDOT has a growing public transportation system that is improving mobility for Connecticut residents and businesses and supporting economic development. The Transit Administrator reports to the Bureau Chief of Public Transportation. The position is located at CTDOT Headquarters in Newington, CT.
The Transit Administrator is a vital position in the Bureau of Public Transportation, responsible for budget of $192 million, more than 25 percent of CTDOT’s operating budget. The Administrator is responsible for administering nearly 500 grant agreements, and overseeing dozens of private and public transit operators that are either under contract to or receive funding from CTDOT. These include 8 divisions of the CTtransit-branded state-owned system. It is the position most directly responsible for the service to 43 million customers annually on the state’s expansive bus, paratransit and ridesharing network. The Transit Administrator oversees this large and complex system with a staff of 40 employees.
The Transit Administrator key responsibilities include:
- Implementing the strategic vision for a safe, modern, and efficient bus and paratransit system;
- Developing, implementing and performing oversight of contracts/agreements with service providers and transit districts to optimize safety, service quality;
- Stewardship and oversight of more than $1 billion in state-owned assets;
- Implementing key capital projects such as the construction of new bus garages, completion of the smart card fare payment system and procurement of new buses;
- Effective overall oversight of the State’s complex service network which includes developing staff capacity and technical expertise to support the public transit mission, with emphasis on safety and customer service;
- Direct responsibility for operation and maintenance of two Connecticut River ferry services;
- Continuous response to comprehensive audits to assure compliance with a complex array of federal regulations and maintaining eligibility for federal funding and grant programs;
- Regulation of state’s taxi, livery and household goods companies.
The Transit Administrator will also be responsible for the design, construction, and/or commissioning a range of projects and services. These include:
- Expansion of CTfastrak Service to Storrs, CT
- New and improved bus service to Bradley Airport
- New bus garages in Waterbury and Torrington
- Bus fleet replacement program, especially clean fuel and electric vehicles
- New smart card fare payment system and updated fare policies
- Implementation of statewide bus study recommendations. The Transit Administrator must possess very strong management skills with an emphasis on organizational development. The Bureau is building capacity for and executing strategic planning and visioning, as it maintains its focus on routine operational performance. The Transit Administrator must be able to think strategically about the overall direction of future services and investments, while keeping close watch on the day to day performance of the statewide transit system. In addition to his/her management responsibilities, the Transit Administrator represents CTDOT's public transportation mission with elected officials, external industry and business partners and associations.