Senior Vice President, Business Development
Dick Alexander is currently serving as Senior Vice-President for Veolia TransDev in charge of transit development activities in North America. He has helped lead VTD's North American expansion, starting in 2002 with annual revenues of $80 million to today, where the company has surpassed the $1.5 billion threshold. Major accomplishments include the introduction of public-private operating partnerships to the US transit industry and the creation of Intelliride, a new, demand-based, service model for disabled passengers.
Alexander started his career in 1977 working as an intern with Cincinnati's Queen City Metro as a planner. After graduating from the University of Cincinnati with a bachelors degree in urban planning and design, he went to work for a major private passenger transportation company, serving as Director of Planning and Scheduling in Nashville, Tennessee, and later as Director of Scheduling and Paratransit Services for Indianapolis METRO. In 1986 he was part of a new startup transportation company, providing personalized shared-ride transportation between cities and airports. In 1988 he joined a national transportation firm as a Regional Vice President, responsible for growing and managing outsourced passenger transportation operations. He also earned his MBA at Xavier University during this period. In 2000 he formed his own consulting group, and in 2002 he joined Veolia TransDev (formerly Connex).
He has presented at numerous conferences on contracting models, including the American Public Transit Association, US Conference of Mayors, Pennsylvania State Legislature Transportation Committee as well as the UITP International Conference in Geneva in 2013.