August 26, 2020
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
This presentation will provide ACEC NV members with a transportation update and how the RTC is responding to the pandemic.
The webinar is free to all ACEC NV members. The webinar log-in information will be emailed to registered attendees on Monday, August 24.
As Chief Executive Officer of the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC), M.J. Maynard is a master of connectivity – connecting 2.2 million Nevadans to economic, educational, and recreational opportunities and more than 43 million tourists to one-of-a-kind attractions in the entertainment capital of the world. She leads the only agency nationwide that is responsible for a region’s public transit system, traffic management, roadway design and construction funding, and transportation and overall planning efforts – all under one roof.
M.J. joined the RTC in February 2007 and served as Assistant General Manager of Administrative Services and later as Deputy Chief Executive Officer prior to leading the agency. In these roles, M.J. and her extensive team managed a budget of more than $367 million annually and oversaw one of the nation’s most efficient bus mode-only transit service operations. During her history with agency, she has launched several groundbreaking initiatives including on-demand mobility options; the rideRTC smartphone app; and a massive transit safety expansion project encompassing the replacement of more than 3,000 bus shelters and amenities.
M.J. worked in Las Vegas’ bustling hospitality industry for more than 25 years prior to joining the RTC, where she served as Vice President for Hard Rock Hotel and Casino for more than a decade. In this role, she oversaw a culturally diverse staff of more than 750 employees and was responsible for managing a multi-million dollar annual budget that included capital expansion projects.
Renowned for her financial and business acumen, M.J. and her team incorporate the best practices of the private sector with those of the public sector, using statistics, analytics, and monthly and annual benchmarks to ensure the agency’s fiduciary responsibility to taxpayers.
Considered a leader in public transit management, M.J. was recently appointed to serve on the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Board of Directors, a trade organization leading efforts to ensure public transportation is available and accessible in communities around the country.