Planes, Trains & Automobiles
NLF Members, please join us on this date for our monthly membership breakfast where we'll hear from
Richard 'Rich' Andreski
President/CEO of Trinity Metro
The Changing Face of Travel in Tarrant County
Rich is a 23-year veteran of the travel industry with ten years of executive leadership, which includes Bureau Chief for Public transportation for the Connecticut Department of Transportation. He oversaw 22 transit providers that serve 80 million riders annually.
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Richard W. Andreski, a public transportation veteran with 23 years of experience and more than 10 years of executive leadership, was selected as the president and chief executive officer for Trinity Metro and started in that role on June 20, 2022.
Andreski previously served as the Bureau Chief for Public Transportation for the Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) since 2015. In this capacity, he oversaw public transportation in Connecticut and had an operating budget of $850 million and a team of 110 planners, engineers, and rail and transit professionals. The Connecticut DOT includes 22 transit providers that serve 80 million people annually.
His many responsibilities included CTfastrak bus rapid transit, one of the country’s premier BRT lines, and New Haven Line, the nation’s busiest passenger rail line. He was accountable for capital programs to maintain and improve more than $5 billion in capital assets, including BRT and rail infrastructure, rail and bus fleets, bus depots and fare systems.
Between 1999 and 2015, Andreski held a series of positions at NJ Transit. He began as a bus service planner and quickly moved up through the ranks. His roles included manager of capital planning and programs support, director of operations coordination and policy, chief of staff for rail operations and director of Trans-Hudson planning.
Andreski is motivated by a mission of public service and believes transit plays a critical role by providing access to employment, education and other opportunities, spurring economic development, and supporting a cleaner and greener future. He keeps the customer experience at the heart of every investment decision.
He is active in the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), where he was co-founder and co-chair of the APTA Emerging Leaders Program, an immersive year-long leadership development program for emerging leaders in the public transportation industry. Andreski also serves on APTA’s High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Committee and APTA’s Awards Committee.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Lafayette College and a Master of City & Regional Planning degree from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy at Rutgers University. He also completed the Jurisdictional Crisis Incident Management Program from Texas A&M Engineering Extension and is a graduate of the APTA Leadership Program, Class of 2009.