A presentation by Joe Calabrese at the Climate Leadership Academy on Accelerating Bus Rapid Transit in Cleveland, Ohio, March 26-28, 2012.
Joe Calabrese has spent over 30 years in both the public and private sectors of the public transit
industry. Leaving his position as President and CEO of the Central New York RTA, Joe Calabrese
was named the CEO and General Manager/Secretary-Treasurer of the Greater Cleveland RTA in
2000. With a motto of “back to the basics”, he led an aggressive bus replacement program, rail
system upgrade program, and increased emphasis on image, financial management and enhanced
customer service. The result has been a turn-around of RTA’s image and ridership.
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