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STV Officer Appointed to APTA Executive Committee

Nov 30, 2022
Jose Bustamante

Jose Bustamante, P.E., vice president and business unit leader in our transportation and infrastructure group, has been elected to serve on the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Executive Committee – the highest seat a member of the business community can hold within the association.

Bustamante, who has served APTA as a business industry leader in various capacities over the past 20 years, was unanimously nominated to serve as an Executive Committee member at-large by a nominating committee consisting of both public and private senior industry leaders and confirmed at APTA’s TRANSform Conference in Seattle in October. His will serve for three years.

Members of the Executive Committee are responsible for the general oversight and guidance of the association’s business and staff. The executive committee acts as the board’s planning body, selecting and referring major strategic and policy issues to the board and acting on issues that do not require the attention of the full board.  The committee consists of public and private industry thought leaders who work side-by-side with the association’s senior management team, including the CEO, COO, First Past Chair, Chair and Vice-Chair helping to drive the direction of the organization.

“It’s a prestigious honor to serve APTA on the Executive Committee. They are the heart of APTA,” Bustamante said. “I’m delighted to be collaborating with industry leaders, many of whom I’ve known over the years, that are as passionate and committed about transit, serving and building sustainable communities, and the future of our country as I am. Members of the Executive Committee include CEOs of transit agencies across the country– our key partners in our pursuit of providing the highest level of service in public transportation. Being a part of this group gives STV a seat at the table in working in tandem with these public sector partners, and other members of the business community, to make an impact on the direction of APTA and public transportation.”

Prior to this appointment, Bustamante has served on APTA’s Board of Directors, the Business Member Board of Governors (BMBG), as well as the Planning and Policy, Legislative and Small Business committees, among many other committees and sub-committees.

“As someone who is a rail and transit guy at heart, and who is a long-time member of APTA, being a part of this organization has given me great joy as it has allowed me to build a robust network of partners and peers, all of whom I consider friends,” Bustamante said.

APTA is an international nonprofit association of more than 1,500 private and public sector member organizations that represent all modes of public transportation: including bus, paratransit, light rail, commuter rail, subways, waterborne services, and intercity and high-speed passenger rail.