Mass Transit, a magazine exclusively dedicated to public transportation, recently announced its Mass Transit Top 40 Under 40 list, honoring professionals who have made significant contributions to the public transit industry. Honorees were nominated by their peers and judged on criteria that included job commitment, industry involvement and contribution, achievement in his or her position and innovation in his or her field.
“Millions of people utilize public transportation every year, relying on it to transport them to work, school, medical appointments, social and sporting activities,” Publisher John Hollenhorst said. “The individuals chosen this year are exemplary in their respective areas and show a strong dedication that exemplifies the best of the best.”
“With an aging workforce and so many more retirements in our industry every year, it’s wonderful to see the high caliber of industry professionals in the next generation,” Editor Leah Harnack added. “It was challenging to narrow it down, but we are confident that this exclusive Mass Transit Top 40 Under 40 list is made up of professionals who are not only extremely deserving of this honor, we expect they will continue to play a significant role in public transportation for decades to come.”
One of the winners is Northeastern alum Heather Hume, who is the superintendent of workforce/logistic support for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA). She will be showcased in the September/October cover feature of Mass Transit magazine.
Hume graduated with a Master of Science in Urban and Regional Policy in 2012. Learn more about Hume and her transportation career here.