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Paul Comfort

Executive Director, NATA
Executive Director, NATA

Paul Comfort is the author of the Amazon #1 Best Selling Book, The Future of Public Transportation and host of the world’s top public transportation CEO podcast, Transit Unplugged. Mr. Comfort is a popular conference speaker and live event host. His work across North America, Europe and Australia positions him as one of the public transportation industry’s leading ambassadors.

Comfort is longtime industry veteran and the former CEO of one of America’s top transit systems, the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) in Baltimore, where he oversaw the development of the nation’s largest P3 Project, the $5+ billion Light Rail Purple Line near Washington DC and opened the only FM radio station in the USA operated by a transit agency – FM 93.5 FM WTTZ . He has also served as an elected County Commissioner and County Administrator and is the recipient of the transportation industry’s highest individual honor—The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ (AASHTO) Presidents Award.

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