February 7, 2017 — Chicago
Transdev’s VTMI Promotes Bill Bishop to Vice President
Transdev, the leading private-sector provider of multi-modal mobility solutions, is pleased to announce that VTMI Executive Director Bill Bishop has been promoted to Vice President. VTMI is Transdev’s rail maintenance and infrastructure subsidiary.
Bishop brings nearly four decades in progressive management experience in rail engineering, infrastructure maintenance, construction and program management to the position. He is a well- respected leader in the rail industry and is responsible for instituting improvement processes at multiple locations that positioned operations for continued success.
“Bill is an asset in countless ways for VTMI. His institutional knowledge and passion for safety culture make him the perfect choice to excel in this new role,” said Ken Westbrook, Transdev’s President of Rail. “The entire company is excited to see what he will accomplish in the future.”
Bishop has spent his 37-year career on multiple rail systems, from Class I railways to light and heavy rail maintenance. Before joining Transdev in 2009, he served as the project manager for the New Mexico Rail Runner Express Commuter Rail in Albuquerque, NM. Since he joined the company, he has taken over as interim General Manager at Transdev’s contract with South Florida Regional Transportation Authority where he made significant improvements to the safety and other operational practices of the railroad. As Executive Director, Bishop oversaw a staff of 235 leading all VTMI projects and infrastructure maintenance contracts, which he will continue to lead as Vice President.
He is a member of American Railway Engineering & Maintenance-of-Way Association, American Public Transportation Association, and the National Railroad Contractors.
Transdev North America is the largest private sector operator of multiple modes of transit in North America, providing bus, rail, paratransit, shuttle, sedan and taxi services. We manage over 200 transportation contracts for cities, transit authorities and airports, providing safe and sustainable mobility solutions. Our mission is to improve public transportation, to enhance quality of life and combat global warming.