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2 Jacobs Transit Professionals Accepted into Leadership APTA’s Class of 2020

Jacobs’ rail & transit professionals recognized for leadership, technical skills and ability to give back to profession.

Two Jacobs transit professionals are on the path to joining the next generation of senior and executive leaders of the public transportation industry​ following their acceptance into the Leadership APTA program as part of the class of 2020.

Jacobs Senior Transit Safety Consultant Janice Mayo and North American Director of Rail Vehicle Engineering Marcin Taraszkiewicz will begin the intensive year-long program featuring skill-building workshops, conferences, executive roundtables, team leadership projects and web-based events in October.

A highly-competitive program, this was the first year that the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) allowed two submittals from each of its members (both transit agencies and private companies.)

“For Jacobs to have two successful candidates in Leadership APTA speaks directly to the leadership and skills of Janice and Marcin, and the firm’s technical excellence and strong reputation in the rail and transit industry,” said Jacobs Buildings, Infrastructure and Advanced Facilities Vice President Electronic Payment Systems and APTA Secretary/Treasurer Freddie Fuller. “Leadership APTA engages future leaders to shape and support their careers in the public transportation industry and Janice and Marcin certainly are future leaders.”

Janice Mayo headshot

Prior to joining Jacobs, Janice Mayo spent more than 16 years at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Now, she is working with the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) providing construction safety services for several projects, including the $205 million Tunnel Ventilation System and the $13 million Inman Park Pedestrian Bridge rehabilitation and renewal.

Janice reflects, “I am honored to be part of this prestigious group of selected individuals and I’m grateful for the guidance and support Jacobs has provided me. I look forward to networking with and learning from industry experts, past alumni and executive leaders in public transportation.”

“The Leadership APTA program offers me the opportunity to focus on my personal and professional growth as a leader in this challenging industry,” echoes Marcin Taraszkiewicz. “Sharing this journey with many diverse individuals who are at a similar stage of their career and who have aligned goals will be an enriching experience.”

Marcin Taraszkiewicz headshot

At Jacobs, Marcin plays an active role in evaluating and implementing zero, or near-zero, emission technology for passenger rail vehicles, including working with several major rail operators in the U.S.

“Jacobs shares Leadership APTA’s goal of building future leaders in the rail and transit industry and allowing participants to broaden and deepen their leadership, knowledge, skills and abilities,” says Jacobs Buildings, Infrastructure and Advanced Facilities Vice President Rail and Transit Tom Donahue. “With their inclusion in this impressive class of motivated and dedicated rail and transit professionals, Janice and Marcin will glean valuable lessons on practices and leadership that will influence how they, and their colleagues at Jacobs, deliver safe, efficient, constructible, operable and maintainable rail and transit solutions for a more connected, sustainable future.”

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