Russell Lawrence, PRESIDENTTuscaloosa Transit Authority
Russell Lawrence has been the Director of Tuscaloosa Transit since 2012. Prior to this position he worked for the City of Tuscaloosa as the Business Manager for Tuscaloosa Water Works. He has also served as the Accounting Manager for the City of Tuscaloosa Finance Department. Lawrence holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Alabama.
Adrian Solomon, VICE PRESIDENTBirmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority
Adrian Solomon currently serves as the Chief of Staff for the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA) in Birmingham, Alabama. She is a committed voice for riders and has been active in the transit industry since 2011. Solomon is dedicated to working with the Alabama Transportation Association to provide more accessible and affordable public transportation in Alabama.
Tyrone Parker, SECRETARY The Wave Transit System
Tyrone Parker has served as the General Manager of The Wave Transit System in Mobile, Alabama since 2007. Parker has 25 years of experience in the transit industry, where he began his career as a student intern while attending Jackson State University. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Technology.
Kelvin Miller, TREASURERMontgomery Area Transit System
Kelvin Miller has served as the General Manager for the Montgomery Area Transit System since 2006. He is responsible for the operation of The M, utilizing 19 vehicles on 14 fixed routes. Miller has over two decades of transit experience, starting with a career as a bus driver. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Virginia Tech.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Patrick SellersBirmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority
Tommy BrownCity of Huntsville Public Transportation Division
Tommy Brown currently serves as the Director of Parking and Public Transit for the City of Huntsville, Alabama. During his 35-year career of working with the department, Brown has been involved in the implementation of fixed route transit, paratransit services, and ridesharing services that currently serve the citizens of Huntsville. Brown earned his undergraduate degree in Urban Studies and later obtained a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Alabama A&M.
Taylor RiderBaldwin Regional Area Transit System
Taylor Rider serves as the Director of Transportation for the Baldwin Regional Area Transit System (BRATS). He has thirty-one years of experience in financial management prior to employment at BRATS. Rider has served on many boards and committees and is a member of several professional organizations. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Auburn University.
Meinrad TabengwaGadsden Transit Services
Meinrad Tabengwa has served as the Transportation Planner and Manager for Gadsden Transportation services since 2003. In addition to overseeing the daily management and operations of the agency’s fixed routes, Tabengwa also develops and implements programs to improve service quality, maximize employee productivity and increase ridership.
Jessie CarterChilton County Transit
Jessie Carter has been the director of the Chilton County Transit since 2012. She is a native of Chilton County, has worked in the public transportation industry since 2010, and serves on multiple board and committees. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Joyce EcholsCullman Rural Transportation System
Joyce Echols has served as the Director of the Cullman Area Rural Transportation System (CARTS) since 2010. Before being appointed director, Echols oversaw several tasks for the Aging Program and Transportation Program in Cullman County. She continues to promote and expand CARTS in order to provide the most reliable, efficient and safe rural transportation services possible to the citizens of Cullman County.
Scott PhillipsStrada Professional Services
Scott Phillips is the President of STRADA Professional Services, LLC. During his 33-year professional career, Phillips has served clients and led consulting businesses ranging from single office to international operations. Phillips has extensive experience and expertise in energy, environmental, and water policy and management.
Randy StroupAlabama Department of Transportation
Randy Stroup has been working for the State of Alabama since 1989 as a Structural Steel Inspector in the Bridge Bureau. In 2004 Stroup began work with the Maintenance Bureau, Bridge Rating and Load Testing Section, where his skills and abilities were further developed in analyzing fatigue of in place and damaged bridge structures. Throughout his career he has gained valuable experience in different areas of the transportation sector and now oversees the Transit Section of the Local Transportation Bureau.
Carla C. Burger Blount County Public Transportation
Carla C. Burger has been the Director or Blount County Public Transportation for 16 years. She has also served on the State RTAP Advisory committee for her entire tenure as Director of BCPT. Burger serves as the chairman for the Blount County RSVP Board and is an alternate board member for the Middle Area Agency on Aging.