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Press ReleaseJun 17, 2021
Written by James Cox

Announcing The Routing Company’s Transit Advisory Board

The Routing Company partners with cities around the world to power the future of public transit. We do that by combining MIT-inspired routing technology and a world-class team that brings together extensive ride-sharing industry experience with deep academic and technical expertise.

Today, we are excited to add a new layer of expertise to our team with the announcement of our Transit Advisory Board, a diverse group of experts in public transit whose on the ground experience will inform our work to help cities unlock transit’s full potential.

We are also thrilled to welcome Ivan A. Rodriguez-Seda, our first-ever Head of Transit and Mobility Partnerships at The Routing Company. Ivan brings 15-years of experience and knowledge to TRC, serving the last 8 years at the Jacksonville Transportation Authority as the Director of Government and Industry Affairs, and Policy Advisor to the CEO.

I am so proud of the work the TRC team has done to improve the rider experience in 4 cities on 3 different continents — from our first pilot in Houston, Texas to our partnership with HITRANS and West Coast Motors in Campbeltown, Scotland.

The Transit Advisory Board and its more than 100 years combined experience in public transit will help open new doors and take our team’s work to the next level — from striking new partnerships or building even better products for and with the cities we serve.

The inaugural members of The Transit Advisory Board include:

Flora M. Castillo

Flora Castillo is a nationally recognized health care executive and transportation thought leader with experience in the public and private sectors that spans more than 25 years. Prior to starting her own consulting firm, Pivot Strategies, Flora held executive roles with some of America’s leading health care insurance companies including as National Vice President of Transportation for UnitedHealthcare Community & State (UHC) myConnections™. Flora also served as a senior policymaker and member of the Board of Directors at the New Jersey Transit Corporation for nearly two decades. She holds the distinction of being the first Latina to serve on The Board.

Kelley Coyner

For four nearly decades, Kelley Coyner led teams, agencies and companies in making transportation safer and more accessible, sustainable, and equitable. A three time head of agency, Kelley was the Senate-confirmed Administrator of the Research and Special Programs Administrator, served on the 2008 Presidential Team, led the National Capital Region’s homeland security program, and founded Innovation4Mobility, advisors and educator on A2CES. Recent publications include 25 guides, books, and reports on mobility innovation in transit and freight.

Freddie C. Fuller II

A proven leader and public servant, Freddie Fuller has spent his entire professional career in the public transportation industry. For more than 24 years Freddie has utilized his education, expertise and relationships to develop transportation policies and procedures to enhance the delivery of transit services. He is currently a Vice President and Geographic Sales Manager for the Mid-Atlantic at Jacobs. Freddie also serves on boards as the National Chair of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) and as Secretary/Treasurer of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).

Wynton Habersham

A national leader in transit planning, development and operations with over three decades of transportation experience, Wynton Habersham has an extensive and diverse background in Operations, Electrical Signals Operations, Design and Capital Program development in the transit sector. Currently a Senior Vice President at McKissack, the oldest minority-owned construction firm in the United States, Wynton previously served as Senior Director/Vice President of the Capital Programs for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in New York, where he managed a staff who developed and planned the capital investment strategies for the Department of Subways. Wynton has also served on select panels and committees in Toronto and Vancouver as well as California (BART) and in Washington, DC (WMATA).

Gabriele Mack

Gabriele Mack has dedicated her career to economic empowerment and inclusion. She served as Vice President for Economic Inclusion and Supplier Diversity at JACOBS for over 25 years. Prior to Jacobs, Gabriele served in the public sector, developing and managing municipal programs to support business development in underrepresented communities. She has also held leadership positions with organizations dedicated to diversity and inclusion, including: the National Corporate Council for the National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA), the Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC), and the Women’s Transportation Society (WTS)

The Transit Advisory Board rounds out a carefully assembled list of advisors at The Routing Company that includes: Professor Daniela Rus, advisor and Director of CSAIL at MIT; Thuan Pham, advisor and former CTO of Uber; Javier Alonso-Mora, advisor and Associate Professor at TU Delft; and Nairi Tashjian Hourdajian, advisor, VP of Communications at Figma and member of the Biden-Harris U.S. Department of Transportation transition team.