Every day RATP Dev strives to innovate for smarter, more sustainable cities by designing, operating and maintaining networks for our passengers. RATP Dev is passionate and determined to create a high-quality service, across all modes of transit.
Founded in Paris nearly 120 years ago, RATP Dev’s first Metro line crossed the French Capital and opened for the Paris World Fair on July 19, 1900 after eighteen months of construction. Today, RATP Group is one of the world’s largest providers of transit. RATP Dev, a wholly owned subsidiary of RATP Group, offers services to urban networks in 14 countries, including North America.
RATP Dev has a legacy of successfully managing and operating transit systems throughout the U.S. since 1972, and today supports 40 cities and communities throughout North America. As one of the world’s largest multi-modal urban public transit operators, RATP Dev connects transit agencies—and their riders—with the global expertise needed to provide an excellent passenger experience—from on-time performance to electric buses to sophisticated safety programs to ensure the security of the communities and riders we carry.
A Note from Our Leaders
Unwavering Commitment to Clients
First and foremost, RATP Dev serves our clients and people. All that we do starts with our strong commitment to core services in North America, in bus, rail, streetcar, paratransit, and demand response transit and the passengers who ride these services each and every day. A client’s trust is the most important quality of our partnership.
As a wholly owned subsidiary RATP Group we look to our colleagues in Paris and across the globe, to help expand services in North America. As a result, we have gained expertise in managing some of the world’s largest and most advanced public transit networks – specifically expertise in operations, management, electric buses, autonomous vehicles, rideshare program, and transit technology.
Thank you to clients who have grown with us as we recently unified our brands under the RATP Dev name as a culmination of the organization’s strategic growth plan. We will continue to have an expanded focus on Safety & Security and Product Innovation in both the rail and bus services divisions. To new and prospective clients, welcome. The ride only gets better from here.
Supporting Transportation to Bring us Together
How can quality of life and the experience of living in a city be measured? First and foremost by the city’s services. Transportation systems are the heart and soul of a city. They have to be safe, effective, practical, and reliable.
Our mission is not only to develop and optimize public transit systems, but also to boost the economy and quality of life, in order to make distances feel shorter and bring people together.
At RATP Dev, we are also blazing the trail for smart cities. We envision places where mobility and digital technologies merge smoothly, quickly, and simply.
Our more than 16,300 employees take pride in serving both passengers and transit authorities, who look to us every year. We are passionate and innovative, and we continue to make advancements.
Your future. Our destination.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Deleger joined RATP Dev North America in 2015 as the Chief Financial Officer based in New York City. His career in finance spans more than 30 years, starting first in the retail industry and later joining Sodexo, as the Chief Accountant for the CIS countries and the Gulf of Mexico before serving as VP of Finance for a non-medical, in-home care franchisor.
Vice President, Human Resources
Ms. Fritz brings 25 years of multi-unit and cross-industry HR leadership experience from distribution and manufacturing to service and retail. She drives excellence in service delivery for RATP Dev North America through strong business relationships built on trust, integrity, and respect. Ms. Fritz has a passion for talent development and has thus created Grow Our Own (GOO). GOO is a company-wide program that aims to increase the transit candidacy pool through early introduction to the transit industry through mentorship and apprenticeship programs, and focuses on the career development of current RATP Dev employees.
Senior Vice President, West Region Operations
Mr. Smith leads RATP Dev operations and business development in the Western Continental United States. Mr. Smith works closely with RATP Dev’s key clients in Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, and California. Robert joined RATP Dev after serving as the Chief Transit Officer of the Chicago Transit Authority, where he directed operations for the nation’s second largest transit agency. Prior to his work in Chicago, he was the CEO of the Maryland Transit Authority in Baltimore.
Vice President RATP Dev North America Rail
Mr. Bethel currently overseeing operations and maintenance for Sun Link, the Tucson Streetcar, a federally-funded system, in addition to the D.C. Streetcar. He has worked on the Hiawatha Light Rail Transit System in Minneapolis, the Valley Metro light rail system in Phoenix and the Central Link light rail in Seattle.
Senior Vice President, Business Development
Mr. Neeley is a 24-year veteran of the public and private transportation industries. Previously serving as Chief Executive Officer for the Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority and Executive Vice President for the Denton County Transportation Authority, he now leads the business development efforts for RATP Dev in North America.
Kenneth R. Fischer
Senior Vice President, East Region Operations
Mr. Fischer’s transit experience spans over the course of 37 years. He was the General Manager of two transit systems for over 25 years, one of the systems was named ‘Best Managed System’ in North America by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). He specializes in transportation planning, labor negotiations, contracted services, tourist/special event operations, and facility construction.
Vice President, Innovation & Product Delivery
Ms. Freeman brings 23 years of experience as a Senior Innovation Delivery Leader. She has an established history for developing and delivering forward thinking strategies, and building strong partnerships to advance the right products and technologies for complex environments. She is a seasoned product development professional skilled in Business Development, Competitive Analysis, Marketing Requirements, and Product Strategy.
Vice President, Safety & Security
Mr. Anderson leads all of RATP Dev North America’s bus and rail safety and security initiatives, and continues to bring standardized models of excellence to all of the organization’s locations of operation. Based in Fort Worth, TX, Mr. Anderson is responsible for designing, developing, and implementing Safety Management Systems (SMS) across our network of transit systems in North America
Senior Vice President, Central Region Operations
Mr. Hendrickson serves as the General Manager of Waco Transit System and oversees operations for RATP Dev locations in the Central United States. Mr. Hendrickson has 25 years of experience in the transit industry and received certification in Transit and Paratransit management from Pepperdine University. John is a US Army veteran and holds a degree of Business Administration and Management from Texas Tech University.
Labor & Employement Attorney
Mr. Roslansky has extensive experience in developing and overseeing labor and employment compliance programs, investigations and litigation while acting as in-house and external counsel, and as senior human resources executive. Skilled in turnaround situations and managing organizational change, Mr. Roslansky brings his expertise in Domestic and International Compliance, Risk Assessment and Mitigation, Employment Litigation, Labor Relations, and Contracts to RATP Dev clients.
Senior Vice President, Southeast Operations
Mr. Sherrer has over 16 years of experience in the transit industry. He currently oversees RATP Dev operations in the Southeast of the United States. Mr. Sherrer was the General Manager of the Lawton Area Transit System and Volusia Transit Management, Inc. Mr. Sherrer currently covers RATP Dev contract oversight of Volusia County, Ocala, Hernando County, Lake City, Augusta, Mobile, Oxford and Western Kentucky.