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 TrapezeTM to HASTUSTM 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.