Michael Setzer

Client and Operational Advisor to CEO

Mike Setzer serves as Client and Operational Advisor to our CEO and President of Transit assisting them with key projects and a focus on key client relationships.

Most recently, he was President of Transdev Services Inc, our transit businesses, which was another key milestone in his exemplary career in transportation. For six years, Mike served admirably as CEO of our Nassau County contract in Long Island, the largest contracted transit system in the U.S.

Mike is well-known in our industry and widely respected. He was previously CEO of three other major transit authorities in Cincinnati, (SORTA), St. Louis, (Metro) and Minneapolis-St. Paul (Metro Transit). In those positions, he improved service quality, successfully reversed budget deficits, managed a wide variety of capital improvement projects and built relationships based in trust and transparency with multiple stakeholders.

Mike has won multiple APTA Innovation Awards and has been Chair of numerous APTA Committees. Mass Transit Magazine selected him “one of the most influential people of the decade” in 2014. His academic credentials include an MBA in Management from Xavier University in Cincinnati and a degree in Economics at the University of Minnesota.