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Ramond Robinson Apointed As First Anne Arundel Transit Director

Thursday, October 27, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Brandi Williams

Originally posted here.

Schuh appoints first Anne Arundel transit director

 County Executive Steve Schuh has named Ramond Robinson as the first Anne Arundel County director of transit.

 

Robinson will act as a liaison with county, state, and federal transportation departments, agencies and networks. His immediate mission will be to focus on developing a comprehensive multi-model transit plan that can be deployed throughout the county.

"His knowledge and experience will help lay the foundation for an effective and wide-ranging transportation strategy in our county," Schuh said in a statement released by his office.

Anne Arundel County operates little transit infrastructure of its own, mostly paratransit services. It subsidized bus services operated by the Annapolis Department of Transportation and the Regional Transit Authority.

People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.

The county also is home to light rail service in the Baltimore suburbs and at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, MARC commuter and Amtrak rail service in Linthicum and Odenton, plus Maryland Transit Administration bus service on the Ritchie Highway corridor and commuter bus service connecting different park 'n' ride lots around he county with the Washington area.

Robinson will act as a liaison with county, state, and federal transportation departments, agencies and networks. His immediate mission will be to focus on developing a comprehensive multi-model transit plan that can be deployed throughout the county, the county said in announcing his hire.

Robinson previously was the chief transit officer for the City of Alexandria. In that role, he directed city activities, to include planning, operations, marketing and advertising, customer service, paratransit, public relations, public outreach and legislative agenda for transit and transit demand management related projects.

Anne Arundel County government to pay larger share of the Annapolis city Bus system. County will contribute another $250,000 on top of the $135,000 normally allocated for the program.

He was named a part of Mass Transit magazine's "Top 40 Under 40" in 2011, and served as past President of the North Carolina Conference of Minority Transportation Officials. He has a masters and bachelor's degree from North Carolina Central University.

His salary was not immediately available.