APTA appoints HNTB’s Hakim and Slaughter to new Mobility Recovery & Restoration Task Force

Focused on developing a roadmap for public transportation services in the post-COVID-19 pandemic world

NEW YORK (May 13, 2020) – The American Public Transportation Association has appointed HNTB’s Ronnie Hakim, national transit and rail market sector leader, and Kimberly Slaughter, senior national practice consultant, to its new Mobility Restoration & Recovery Task Force.

Slaughter chairs the task force’s committee on “Transit Leadership in the Post-COVID-19 Mobility Landscape.” Hakim serves in the priority area of “Service Recovery & Restoration.”

“It is an honor for HNTB to be included in this important industry-wide task force, and for the professional accomplishments of Ronnie and Kimberly to be recognized with these appointments from APTA,” said Rob Slimp, PE, HNTB CEO. “This task force will play a vital role in forging the path forward and confirming public transportation’s essential role in the nation’s economic recovery.”

The task force’s timeline is to complete its work in September 2020. The anticipated results will include a set of recommendations covering a wide range of issues critical to public transportation’s future success, including safeguarding employees and riders, public and rider confidence, and customer-focused operations, as well as resiliency, equity and societal needs.

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