Alexandria Transit Company (DASH) announces Raymond Mui, Director of Planning and Scheduling, as Mass Transit’s Top 40 Under 40. Mass Transit, the only magazine exclusively dedicated to public transportation, honors those professionals who have made significant contributions to the public transit industry. Honorees were nominated by their peers and judged on criteria that included job commitment, industry involvement and contribution, achievement in his or her position and innovation in his or her field.
“Millions of people utilize public transportation every year, relying on it to transport them to work, school, medical appointments, social and sporting activities,” says Publisher John Hollenhorst. “The individuals chosen this year are exemplary in their respective areas and show a strong dedication that exemplifies the best of the best.”
“With an aging workforce and so many more retirements in our industry every year, it’s wonderful to see the high caliber of industry professionals in the next generation,” adds Editor Leah Harnack. “It was challenging to narrow it down, but we are confident that this exclusive Mass Transit Top 40 Under 40 list is made up of professionals who are not only extremely deserving of this honor, we expect they will continue to play a significant role in public transportation for decades to come.”
At DASH, Raymond is heavily involved with long- and short-range planning, operator scheduling, technology projects, review of city development plans and interagency coordination with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) in Washington, D.C. He also assists the DASH General Manager, Sandy Modell, with budgeting, capital projects, vehicle specifications, rider analysis and performance measures. In 2012, he took on a project to provide a new shuttle system and over the years has worked to find efficiencies to stem service reductions due to budget constraints.
In 2011, Raymond was hired as the DASH Transit Planning and Scheduling Manager, and in 2014 he was promoted to Director of Planning and Scheduling. “I’ve always been surrounded by mass transit, so growing up, it was always something I wanted to work in,” said Raymond. “I enjoy working in the industry because it’s something I am very passionate about; it’s something I believe in.”