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Former CEO of Cap Metro joins national transportation hall of fame

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by Katy McElroy

A nonprofit international association of public and private sector organizations has added the former director of the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority to its hall of fame. Fred M. Gilliam was appointed president/CEO of Capital Metro in 2002 and retired in 2009. He has nearly 50 years of transportation management and operations experience in the field. The 1,500-member American Public Transportation Association annually bestows its Hall of Fame Award on those who have shown great leadership and innovation in public transportation in North America, and Gilliam was one of five professionals honored this year. Aside from his tenure in Austin, he has worked in transportation systems in cities throughout the U.S. including Houston; New Orleans; Denver; Memphis, Tennessee; and Tulsa, Oklahoma, and he has held positions on APTA’s executive committee, board of directors, and the American Public Transportation Foundation. He also contributed to the development of Leadership APTA, a professional advancement and training program where he provided invaluable advice and mentorship to rising leaders in the field, before and after his retirement.

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