Our Mission

The mission of Trinity Metro is to provide safe, reliable, customer focused, and fiscally responsible public transportation services to the citizens of Tarrant County. We strive to improve quality of life for our residents and drive economic development in our region.

 

Our Vision

Our vision is to provide transit services that make Tarrant County more livable and support continued economic growth.

About Trinity Metro

Trinity Metro was created in 1983 as a regional transportation authority of the State of Texas and is not an agency or department of any of its member cities.

The agency annually provides nearly 10 million passenger trips on buses, vanpools and the Trinity Railway Express, which it jointly owns and operates with Dallas Area Rapid Transit. Trinity Metro is developing TEXRail, a commuter rail from Fort Worth to DFW Airport’s Terminal B.

The governing body is an eleven-member board of directors with eight appointed by the Fort Worth City Council and three by Tarrant County Commissioners Court.

Board of Directors
Scott Mahaffey

Scott Mahaffey

Chairman

Jon Franks

Jon Michael Franks

Vice Chair

Dennis Dunkins

Dennis Dunkins

Secretary

Teresa Ayala

Teresa Ayala

Member

Jeff Davis

Jeff Davis

Member

Charles Edmonds

Member

Nicolo Genua

Nicolo Genua

Member

Alan Hooks

Member

Jeff King

Jeff King

Member

Tito Rodriguez

Tito Rodriguez

Member

Ray Taylor

Member

Executive Management Staff

Bob Baulsir

Bob.Baulsir@ridetm.org

 

President

& Chief Executive Officer

Bob Baulsir became President and Chief Executive Officer of Trinity Metro in April 2019. Prior to his current position, he served as Senior Vice President for the agency. Baulsir joined Trinity Metro in 2014 as TEXRail Project Manager with more than 30 years of experience overseeing large transit projects, including rail development, construction, rail facilities and Bus Rapid Transit. He also has managed transit system procurement, operations and maintenance facilities, safety and security. Before working at Trinity Metro, he served as General Manager of Administration for the Nashville MTA and the Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee in 2014. He holds a Bachelor of Science in business management from the University of Phoenix with coursework at the State University of New York. He has training in transit related areas including safety and security. Bob has worked in public agencies in New York and Ohio, including the Metro Regional Transit Authority in Akron.

Wayne Gensler

Wayne.Gensler@ridetm.org

 

Vice President

& Chief Operating Officer for Bus & Paratransit

Wayne Gensler, a transportation executive with more than 25 years of experience, has joined Trinity Metro as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Bus and Paratransit. In this role, he oversees the agency’s operations, maintenance, service planning and safety.

Gensler came to Fort Worth from Houston, where he served as Director of Contract Operated Services at the Metropolitan Transit Authority. In that capacity, he managed contract compliance and ensured adherence to the agency’s service goals while managing an annual budget of $90 million. He worked to improve the customer experience by using innovative technologies and enhancing first mile/last mile opportunities.

He earned a Bachelor of Science in economics at Northern Illinois University and a Master of Business Administration from Webster University in St. Louis.

Kelli Shields

Kelli.Shields@ridetm.org

 

Vice President

of Human Resources

Kelli Shields, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, serves as Vice President of Human Resources for Trinity Metro. She brings more than 10 years of experience to the position, including recruitment, employee and labor relations, performance management, training and development. Kelli joined us in 2011, when she started as a leave specialist in human resources and worked her way up to roles as manager and later director of employee relations and recruitment. Earlier in her career, she worked a human resources specialist for Think Finance, Inc., and a human resources manager for Total Logistic Control. Kelli earned a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. She belongs to the Society for Human Resource Management and the Fort Worth Human Resources Association.

Detra Whitmore

Detra.Whitmore@ridetm.org

 

Vice President

of Administration

Detra Whitmore was named Vice President of Trinity Metro in August 2016. Detra joined the transportation industry with Trinity Metro in 2005, starting as an administrative assistant and literally working her way up through the ranks. As VP of Administration she oversees the Administration, Planning & Development, and Customer Service departments. She oversees all aspects of the internal administration of Trinity Metro. She is the agency’s Freedom of Information and Records Retention Officer. Detra is responsible for directing the short-term and long-term public transit needs for Tarrant County cities. She also directs the planning of new routes, alterations of routes and cost estimating that also includes identifying appropriate sites for new facilities and improving existing facilities. She is a certified Project Manager Professional.

Fred Crosley

Fred.Crosley@ridetm.org

 

Vice President of Finance

& Chief Financial Officer

Fred Crosley, CPA, CGMA, ChFC, CLU, FLMI, joined Trinity Metro as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Vice President of Finance in 2019. He has previously served the public transportation industry as CFO. His experience also includes CFO and Chief Operating Officer roles with public and private companies within diverse industries and ownership structures. He started his career with the global public accounting firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers, rising to Senior Manager in the consulting and attestation practice after foreign and domestic tenures. Crosley attended Indiana University and the University of the Witwatersrand’s Graduate School of Business. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Texas and Indiana.

Jon-Erik “AJ” Arjanen

Jon-Erik.Arjanen@ridetm.org

 

Vice President

& Chief Operating Officer for Rail

Jon-Erik “AJ” Arjanen joined Trinity Metro in 2019 as vice president and chief operating officer for rail. With a transportation career in Texas, Colorado, Montana and New Mexico, his roles have focused on rail operations, safety systems and strategy implementation. Arjanen previously served as vice president/ general manager for Martin Marietta/Rock & Rail, LLC, in Lakewood, Colo., where he lead a nationwide project and launched two facilities. His earlier roles include working for Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway in Fort Worth as operations director. During that time, he implemented safety initiatives and process improvements. He was named employee of the year for BNSF Railway in 2016. Arjanen started his career in the United States Army, serving as a senior non-commissioned officer. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio and his MBA from Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Reed Lanham

Reed.Lanham@ridetm.org

 

Vice President

of Strategy and Technology

As Vice President of Strategy and Technology, Reed Lanham has strategic leadership, future initiatives, and relationship management with the Federal Railroad Administration, Federal Transit Administration and other regional transportation agencies. He provides oversight of Trinity Metro’s Positive Train Control (PTC) efforts as well as developing new strategies utilizing evolving technologies. Reed joined Trinity Metro in 2015 as Director of Rail Safety and Regulatory Compliance for the North Texas Region and later as Manager of Rail Operations. His previous experience includes working as the Manager of Safety and Compliance for Herzog Technologies, Inc., and with Herzog Contracting Corp. working as a Quality Control Inspector/Field Engineer and a Signalman. Through these experiences Reed has gained extensive knowledge of commuter rail systems and transportation agencies across the nation and holds several certifications related to rail operations.