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Phoenix Public Transit Welcomes New Bus Rapid Transit and Compliance LeadershipPhoenix Public Transit Welcomes New Bus Rapid Transit and Compliance Leadership<div class="ExternalClass037931B58B9E4A95AF668094107C29CD"><div>Phoenix, AZ – The city of Phoenix Public Transit Department has named Sara Kotecki as the city's bus rapid transit administrator and Shelley Reimann as the transit compliance administrator.</div><div> </div><div> <img alt="Sara Kotecki" src="/publictransitsite/MediaAssets/Sara%20Kotecki%20IMG_3851%20fix%20PLUS%20300%20x300%20FLAT%20WB.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:190px;vertical-align:auto;float:right;" />Ms. Kotecki<em> (right)</em> spent 22 years in the city of Phoenix’s Street Transportation Department and is a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the state of Arizona. During her time in Street Transportation, she held positions in various technical divisions including traffic operations and street maintenance. She has considerable experience managing large budgets, capital projects, plan reviews, traffic impact studies and other transportation aspects. She attended the University of Pittsburgh, earning her bachelor and master degrees in civil engineering.<br></div><div style="clear:right;"> <img alt="Shelley Reimann image" src="/publictransitsite/MediaAssets/Shelley%20Reimann%20IMG_3704%20fix%20300x300%20FLAT%20WB.JPG" style="margin:10px;width:190px;vertical-align:auto;float:left;" />Ms. Reimann <em>(left)</em> takes lead of the transit compliance team and managing the Phoenix Public Transit Department’s Oversight and Compliance section. The team works with the region’s many recipients of federal funds including Valley Metro and other cities and agencies who operate under federal guidelines. <br></div><div>Prior to joining Phoenix Public Transit, Ms. Reimann worked for the city of Phoenix as an internal auditor from 2001 to 2014. Ms. Reimann holds a master’s degree in public administration and a bachelor’s degree in women’s studies, both from Arizona State University. </div><div> </div><div>“We are excited to have this new talent onboard,” says Phoenix Public Transit Director Jesus Sapien. “Ms. Kotecki’s experience working face-to-face with community members on neighborhood traffic programs plays a key role in helping us develop bus rapid transit under the Transportation 2050 plan. And Ms. Reimann’s internal auditor expertise helps us make sure we continue being in compliance with federal mandates - all critical to providing key transit services for our customers.”</div><div> </div><div> <strong>About the Phoenix Public Transit Department:</strong></div><div>The Phoenix Public Transit Department provides Phoenix residents a variety of transit options and is the largest member of the Valley Metro regional transit system. Services range from local and commuter buses to alternative transportation for individuals with special needs. The city of Phoenix funds transit and other transportation improvements through Transportation 2050 (T2050) - a local sales tax approved by Phoenix voters in 2015 - as well as county and federal funds. T2050 allows for enhanced bus service, transit-related technology improvements and fare media upgrades under the leadership of the Citizens Transportation Commission. Visit us at phoenix.gov/publictransit or follow us on Twitter for the latest news.</div></div>12/6/2019 7:00:00 AMBrenda Yanez (media only) 602-251-8254