Jeffrey C. Arndt is the President and Chief Executive Officer of VIA Metropolitan Transit. VIA provides transportation services to the fast-growing city of San Antonio, identified as the 7th largest city in the United States. Arndt joined VIA in February 2012 as Deputy CEO/Chief of Business Support Services. His expertise encompasses transit service and capital facility development, training and safety, financial management and planning, labor relations, special event transit/traffic management, and transit operations. He is continuously working to bring innovations to VIA that will improve the livability and sustainability of the region through development of attractive mobility choices. Arndt previously worked for Houston METRO for 25 years and achieved the position of senior vice president of operations/chief operating officer before moving on to the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI). Arndt subsequently spent five years as a research scientist/research specialist at Texas Transportation Institute. Since joining VIA, Mr. Arndt has focused on improving service and introducing innovation. With funding through the City of San Antonio, he has been able to expand the high frequency bus network from zero routes in 2012 to about a dozen routes in 2019. Other improvements include conversion of the bus fleet to compressed natural gas, and introduction of free Wi-Fi on all VIA buses and VIAtrans vans. Arndt holds a M.A. in public administration from the University of Houston and a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Notre Dame. He currently serves numerous local and regional Boards, including the South West Transit Association (Chairman), San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, Visit San Antonio (Chairman), SAGE, and Lifetime Recovery. Additionally, he has served as an adjunct professor in the graduate program in public administration at the University of Houston. He is an alumnus of Leadership APTA and Leadership San Antonio.
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