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DART Executive Staff Biographies

Carol E. Wise
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Carol E. Wise
Executive Staff
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Carol Wise reports to the President/Executive Director and brings more than three decades of knowledge to DART from transit agencies in New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington, DC. She has experience in managing, bus operations, vehicle maintenance, revenue equipment systems, engineering, strategic planning, policy and budget analysis.

In her role at DART, Wise leads Operations, Bus, Light Rail, Maintenance, Materials Management, Mobility Management and Transit Police.

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) 2012 - present
Deputy General Manager, New Jersey Transit Authority (NJT) 2008 - 2012
Vice President of Operations, Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) 2000 - 2008
Director of Revenue Equipment Maintenance & Engineering, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) 1997 - 2000
Principal Planner, South Jersey Transportation Authority 1993 - 1997
Director of Operations, Aegir Systems Incorporated 1991-1993
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) 1981-1991
Transit Consultant, ATE Management and Consultant Company, Inc. 1980-1981

Attended, Eno Foundation, Transit Executive Seminar 2009
Representative, Transcom Board 2008 - 2010
Member, Ohio Governor's Vehicle Management Commission, 2005 - 2008
Member, International Studies Program, Transit Mission to Asia and Australia 2001
Member, Leadership APTA Program, American Public Transit Association (APTA) 1998
Member, City Year (Americorp), Columbus, Ohio
Chair of Security Committee, Ohio Public Transit Association
Chair of Operations Committee, American Public Transit Association, Universal Transit Farecard Standards Committee
Member, Transit Research Board, International Transit Studies Program

Masters of Public Administration, University of Pittsburgh
B. A. Urban Affairs, University of Pittsburgh
Recipient, General Manager's Award for Distinguished Performance, WMATA 1990

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