SOURCE: RouteMatch Software

RouteMatch Software

May 26, 2016 09:15 ET

"People Who Move People" Series Launches

25 Stories About Transit Aficionados That Inspire Younger Generations to Build a Career in Transit

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - May 26, 2016) - RouteMatch is excited to launch People Who Move People, a diverse collection of 25 written stories about public transit leaders and contributors who have meaningfully impacted the transit industry.

The series is written by author Laura Lee Huttenbach, and the project was initiated and funded by RouteMatch Software. All stories will be shared on PeopleWhoMovePeople.com, with a new profile posted weekly.

The goal for the series is simple: to give the younger generation deeper, authentic insights into the rewarding, "never boring," and untold aspects of everyday life in transit so that they, too, may seriously consider public transit as a career. The hope is to capture the passion that public transit contributors have shared over many years, and unfold assorted stories in a way intended to inspire tomorrow's public transit leaders.

The series is particularly relevant now as a large number of people who make up the transportation workforce will be reaching retirement age in the next 10 years. Many transit agencies as well as private companies supporting the industry struggle to find talent.

"We are proud to jumpstart and support this project that directly links to the transit industry needs, and grateful to be part of this vibrant and resourceful industry," said Bahman Irvani, CEO and Founder of RouteMatch. "These stories are unlike anything else out there. I think readers will find the stories fresh, meaningful, warm, and surprising. The story of people in transit should be better told to outsiders, and we hope this can be a small step forward."

The compilation was done through personal interviews starting in March 2016, and will run through the end of 2016, with interviews taking place in the interviewee's home city and using public transit.

"People from transit that I've interviewed so far have uniformly been kind, passionate, and committed to public service," said the author, Laura Lee Huttenbach. "They've also been patient with my fluency -- or lack thereof -- in transit speak. I can't wait to share their stories and my experience of exploring their worlds."

Share these stories with others #peoplewhomovepeople

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Daisy Wall
    Vice President of Marketing
    RouteMatch Software
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