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Title: VP of Rail
Company: Trinity Metro
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 110171
Trinity Metro has an immediate opening for a Vice President of Rail. Under the direction of the President/Chief Executive Officer, the VP/COO of Rail provides strategic leadership oversight for the daily operation of the TEXRail commuter rail service as operated by the Commuter Rail Service Operator (CRSO). The VP/COO will participate in guiding the development of new rail stations, as well as, any Transit Oriented Development (TOD) activities. This position will work closely with Trinity Railway Express (TRE) leadership on any TRE activities.

This positions responsibilities include:
  • Provides daily oversight of the TEXRail commuter rail operations, dispatch, and maintenance to ensure compliance with service standards and state/federal requirements. Maintains documentation of oversight (i.e., checklists, inspection reports, and memoranda) that will be made available to auditors, and federal or state agencies, upon request.

  • Develops and implements short- and long-term strategic initiatives for the planning, development, construction and operations of the TEXRail commuter rail service and any future development.

  • Develop the department’s strategic planning and policy agenda, business plan, and support initiatives that ensure safety, enhanced capacity, reduce costs, improve revenues and fare recovery, and improve process efficiency and customer service.

  • Oversee our interests in the Trinity Railway Express, in which we hold a 50% interest with our partners at Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) as per the Restated Interlocal Cooperative Agreement dated September 16, 2003 by working closely with the VP Commuter Rail & Railroad Management (DART employee).

  • Actively participates in the TRE Advisory Committee (TREAC) and the TRE Management Committee (TREMC).

  • Oversee the Equipment Maintenance Facility (EMF), including all materials, cleaning, policies and procedures ensuring that the maintenance shop accomplishes required inspections, adheres to maintenance schedules and performs repairs timely and in compliance with Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) requirements.

  • Develops and monitors the safety programs for TEXRail and ensures safety related issues are promptly address or elevated. Conducts audits of the CRSO to ensure compliance with safety standards and requirements.

  • Develop, manage and direct security programs that ensure passenger and employee safety and asset protection.

  • Oversees the operating budget for the TEXRail commuter rail service.

  • Manages and cultivates relationships with Authority staff, contractors and consulting firms to ensure deadlines and performance measures are met.

  • Establishes and maintains a strong working relationship with local, state and federal agencies with a keen understanding of operations overseen by the FRA.

  • Coordinates all existing service, maintenance-of-way, maintenance of equipment, and capital projects designed to improve safety, minimize maintenance, and upgrade or improve capacity.

  • Participates in FWTA’s community activities to promote transit on off duty hours.

  • Maintains confidentiality of information.

  • Reliable and consistent attendance.

Minimum of seven (7) years executive level experience in a large transportation agency with strong railroad operating experience. Demonstrated record of increased commuter rail responsibility over time.

Bachelor's Degree with major course work in engineering, public administration, business administration, facilities, or other related field.

Any combination of experience, training and/or education that provides the required knowledge, abilities, and skills may substitute for the required education.

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