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William W. Millar

Bill Millar

Retired President
American Public Transportation Association (APTA)

DTI Board Member


William W. Millar recently retired as president of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), North America's foremost organization dedicated to the advancement of public transit. Millar became president of APTA in November 1996 after 24 years in the transit trenches. For 12 years prior to joining APTA, he was the executive director of the Port Authority of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh. As head of PAT, one of the country's largest public transit providers, he directed a system that operated bus, light rail, exclusive busway, demand response, and inclined plane transit service. Before he joined PAT in 1977, he developed and managed Pennsylvania's Free Transit Program for Senior Citizens as well as other transit aid programs for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. A nationally recognized leader in public transit, Millar has served as the chair or on the executive committees of the Transportation Research Board, the Transit Development Corporation, and the Pennsylvania Association of Municipal Transportation.