RTA Appoints New General Manager to Oversee Operations And Administration

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SAVAGE, MD- The Regional Transportation Agency of Central Maryland serving Howard County, Anne Arundel County, Prince George’s County and the City of Laurel announces the selection of Mark Pritchard as its new General Manager. The selection was made after Mark’s short term assignment as Interim General Manager under the Transportation Management Services contract with First Transit. “We are very excited to have Mark transition into a more permanent role,” Howard County Administrator John Powell said. His strong leadership, management skills and experience will support the RTA’s current efforts to serve the increasing transportation needs of the public.”

Mark a native of Annapolis, Maryland comes to the RTA with over 30 years of experience as a transit executive in both the public and private sector. He has a broad range of experience in all phases of transportation management including ADA paratransit, labor relations, service planning, operations, maintenance and finance. Prior to the appointment, Mark worked in Tulsa and Oklahoma cities where he redesigned service routes, focused on revenue development of transit facilities such as bus garages and customer waiting centers and worked with employees at all levels to improve ridership and

service to the customer. Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Maryland and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from North Carolina State University. Mark is married and has an adult son and is looking forward to returning to his home state.

“I look forward to continuing to serve the RTA and create strong partnerships with leaders and community service providers from each region in this new capacity,” states Pritchard. “I will work with the staff at all levels to improve the reliability and quality of service on the street. The RTA is a very innovative concept of regionalizing transportation and I am pleased to be serving multiple jurisdictions in this effort.”


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