Event: Ontario Transportation Expo Conference

Geoff Marinoff

Director Transit, MiWay In July of 2007  Geoff assumed his current appointment as Director, Mississauga Transit. Responsibilities include Bus and Transitway Operations, Transit Fleet Maintenance, Transit Infrastructure, Service Development, Customer Service, Marketing, Fare Media and Revenue, and Transit Business Systems.  Prior to joining MiWay he worked at the Toronto Transit Commission in both bus and …

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Mazin Aribi

Lived Experience Participant & ProHara Advisory Member Mazin has been advising on accessibility and inclusion related initiatives since the early 1990’s. As a person who uses a power wheelchair due to polio, he is passionate about disability awareness and advocacy. Mazin has served as the Chair of the Toronto Transit Commission’s Advisory Committee on Accessible …

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Michelle Martin

Hamilton Street Railway, Accessible Transportation Services Michelle Martin joined the City of Hamilton Accessible Transportation Services team in 2019, and assumed the Manager of Accessible Transportation Services role in 2021. Prior to that, after graduating with a degree in Psychology, she worked over 25 years in Social and Developmental Services in Toronto, Mississauga, Kitchener and …

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Shelley Ayres

VP, York Region Transit (YRT/VIVA) Shelley Ayres has 26 years of experience working in Specialized Transit. Shelley joined Mobility On-Request, York Region Transit in 2008, as a Supervisor. Prior to that, Shelley was a driver from 1998-2002 and then Operations Supervisor from 2002-2008 at TransHelp, the Region of Peel. 

Mark Castro

Mark has over 20 years experience in specialized transit, joining Peel Region in 2002 after graduating from post-secondary education. Mark began his career in specialized transit as a dispatcher. He then spent time in various leadership roles overseeing all facets of specialized transit from Eligibility and Customer Service to Operations and Maintenance. Mark is currently …

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Lynda Chau

VP of Marketing, Spare Labs As VP of Marketing at Spare, Lynda is the internal champion for the end-to-end brand experience with Spare. Along with her team, Lynda works to inform and educate the market on the power of on-demand transit to make transit more convenient and equitable for everyone. Lynda has extensive experience working …

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Gilbert Rahme

Via Transportation Gilbert is responsible for the success of all Via partnerships and operations across Canada. He works with cities, municipalities and transit agencies to help define their goals and priorities for on-demand, paratransit and integrated mobility services. Gilbert acts as a conduit between Via’s partners and the many operational teams involved in every partnership. …

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Andy Dowling

Leamington Transit Andy Dowling and the Municipality of Leamington have been working over the last 4 years to implement and upgrade Leamington’s conventional Transit Service.  During that time, Leamington was looking at upgrading the service as there were considerable funding opportunities available. On-Demand Transit became the most viable solution.  Leamington put out a Request for …

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Kyle Rouhani

Blaise Transit With eight years of background in transportation planning and a lifelong passion for transit, Kyle represents Blaise Transit’s rider-first approach to transit software. Kyle brings his firsthand experience growing up with limited transit options to his role working with small and rural communities as Blaise’s Business Development Representative. He considers economic development, equity, and …

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