Chicago, IL – February 16, 2021
Transdev promotes Josh Walker to General Manager for Texas State contract
Transdev is pleased to announce the promotion of Josh Walker, General Manager of Transdev’s contract with Texas State, in San Marcos, Texas.
Josh joined the Transdev team in 2016 as assistant general manager for the company’s Texoma Area Paratransit Services (TAPS) contract in Sherman, Texas. He quickly moved into the general manager role for this complex public-private operating partnership (PPOP), diligently working with the staff and the board to resurrect the shuttered service, while implementing a vigorous safety culture and customer service improvements.
Previous to his Transdev role and working with TAPS, Walker spent 10 years as an officer with the Bonham Police Department.
“Josh has made an incredible impact on our passengers and the service in the six-county Texoma area,” said Ibrahima Toure, Transdev’s southwest regional vice president. “Josh is great at developing strong relationships with the client and his community and through those strong partnerships he achieves great things. I know he will continue this trend for Texas State. We are excited for the impact he will make,” Toure added.
“It’s been a privilege to work with Josh while serving on the TAPS Board as Chairman and presently Vice Chair. Josh was integral in working toward our present status and we wish only the best for him in his new position,” said Cooke Commissioner Leon Klement.
“We appreciate Josh Walker’s leadership throughout this transition and wish him well at his new operation,” said Grayson County Judge Bill Magers and TAPS Board Chairman.
“My experience with TAPS has been amazing. I have had the pleasure of working with a committed Board, a dedicated group of employees and an appreciative community,” added Walker. “As a team, we accomplished a lot, including securing a strong safety culture and establishing stability and a strong foundation for our client. I learned so much and for that I am grateful. I look forward to my new role and the contributions I can make,” concluded Walker.