FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 11, 2021
Prestigious appointment granted to only three transportation leaders nationwide
LAS VEGAS – The American Public Transportation Association (APTA), a nonprofit international association of 1,500 public- and private-sector organizations representing an $80 billion industry with 448,000 employees, recently named MJ Maynard, CEO of the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC), to serve as executive member-at-large on its 25-member executive committee.
Maynard, who will serve in this capacity for a three-year term, was recently confirmed for this prestigious position following a vote by APTA members on Nov. 6 at its 2021 TRANSform Conference & EXPO in Orlando. She was one of three transportation leaders from across the country confirmed to join APTA’s 25-member executive committee.
“Under MJ’s direction, the RTC continues to provide exceptional leadership to our region to improve quality of life by making our roadways safer and more efficient, transit service more accessible to all, and enhancing Southern Nevada infrastructure and planning to attract continued investment, ultimately protecting our region’s economy,” said Henderson Mayor Debra March and chairwoman of the RTC Board of Commissioners. “She is a natural and excellent choice for APTA, bringing significant experience and perspective to the transportation industry’s premier national trade organization.”
Maynard has served on the APTA Board since 2018, and RTC staff has and continues to be actively involved in committees that support the organization’s priorities. While serving on the APTA executive committee, Maynard’s goals will be to address challenges and opportunities related to issues surrounding the pandemic and transit ridership and safety; technological innovation; and sustainability.
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is a nonprofit international association of 1,500 public- and private-sector organizations which represent a $80 billion industry that directly employs 448,000 people and supports millions of private sector jobs. APTA members are engaged in the areas of bus, paratransit, light rail, commuter rail, subways, waterborne services, and intercity and high-speed passenger rail. This includes: transit systems; planning, design, construction, and finance firms; product and service providers; academic institutions; transit associations and state departments of transportation. APTA is the only association in North America that represents all modes of public transportation. APTA members serve the public interest by providing safe, efficient and economical transit services and products.
About the RTC
The RTC is the transit authority, designated metropolitan planning organization, regional traffic management agency and administrator of the Southern Nevada Strong comprehensive regional plan for the Las Vegas valley. The RTC’s vision is to advance regionally transformative mobility solutions through equitable, innovative and sustainable infrastructure development. The RTC’s mission is to elevate quality of life for residents and visitors through sustainable planning, collaborative problem-solving, and safe and equitable transportation service. For more information about the RTC and its major initiatives or to download its transit app rideRTC, visit rtcsnv.com and stay informed by subscribing to our blog.