Gary Ward

Gary Ward

Gary Ward

Senior Scheduler
Education

Associate of Arts Program, College of Alameda
Bachelor of Arts Program, Golden Gate University

Continuing Ed & Advanced Training

University of Southern California, Advanced Scheduling
National Mass Transit Institute, Schedule Development and Design
University of California Extension, Leadership 2000 Management Training
Golden Gate University, Undergraduate Certification Program for Advanced Transit Management
Pepperdine University, Paratransit/Transit Management
The Dublin Group, Advanced Computer Training
AC Transit, Management Development Training

Experience

Transportation Management & Design, Inc.
AC Transit

Overview

Gary Ward joined TMD as a senior scheduler in April 2008, following an extensive career at AC Transit in Oakland, where he managed the day-to-day operations of the agency’s Traffic and Schedules Department. His tenure at AC Transit involved years of hands-on scheduling practice, as well as project and staff management experience. The agency converted from Trapeze™ to HASTUS™ software during this period, giving him a comprehensive understanding of both systems. He has since trained other staff employees in using these systems. Gary’s additional responsibilities at AC Transit included development of the department budget; preparing, reviewing and analyzing statistical data; and monitoring staffing levels. During contract negotiations, he provided direction with work rule matters and related issues. Gary’s experience in managing short- and long-term scheduling projects, and in designing and implementing scheduling seminars for scheduling and non-scheduling personnel, brings value to TMD’s scheduling projects.

Project Experience
Lane Transit District –  HASTUS™ Coaching
Fresno Area Express Service Scheduling
AC Transit (Oakland) Operating Facility Location Optimization
Sam Trans COA