At-Large Member
Mr. Joseph Erves

Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority - Director of Rail

Joseph is a long term COMTO member and an employee at the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) where he currently holds the position of Director of Rail.  He has been employed at MARTA for over 18 years where his first position was a Part Time Rail Car Cleaner.  Through the years, he worked his way up through the ranks having other positions such as Journeyman Electrical Technician, Electrical Lab Technician, Rail Instructor, Electrical Engineer, Chief Engineer of Rail Car Rehabilitation/Reliability and now Director of Rail.  In addition to his career at MARTA, he is President of the Atlanta - Georgia Chapter of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO), an active member of the Stone Mountain/Lithonia Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc and an active member of the Atlanta Chapter of Men of Distinction.  He is family oriented, promotes team concepts both at work and at home, and firmly believes in educating and empowering youths.  

Joseph firmly supports the COMTO vision and mission. He understands that the local chapter should directly reflect the national office.  Joseph recognizes that The Conference Of Minority Transportation Officials is well respected throughout the nation and the COMTO brand is growing.  As the growth of COMTO continues one his goals is to partner with the professionals representing every facet of transportation in assuring that the playing field is indeed level and remains level.  Mr. Erves commonly expresses that as we look at all that is happening in the world of transportation it is incumbent upon us as leaders in transportation to educate, communicate and develop those affiliated with transportation regardless of whether it be min
imal participation or major participation; as an organization it is our obligation.