Chief Operations Officer
Metro/Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA)
Inez Evans is responsible for all Metro fixed-route and Access paratransit bus operations, fleet maintenance and facilities, which employ about 674 employees. The directors of Transit Operations, Fleet & Facilities and ADA & Paratransit Services report to her.
With more than 20 years of experience in transit, Ms. Evans has served as the Director of Paratransit at Star Tran, Inc., a service provider to Capital Metropolitan Transportation, in Austin, Texas; General Manager at Veolia Transportation in San Jose, Calif.; and Regional Vice President with MV Transportation in Fairfield, Calif., with contract responsibilities of $50 million. She also served as Director of Transportation for Metropolitan Atlanta Regional Transit Authority where she oversaw 1,300 fixed-route transit employees and an operating budget of $95 million.
Ms. Evans started her transit career in Bremerton, Wash., with Kitsap Transit as a customer service rep. Evans worked with Laidlaw Transit Services, Inc., in Martinez, Calif., as the District Manager and General Manager. In addition to many other transit and community memberships and boards, she is a member of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) and the American Public Transportation Association’s Leadership APTA.