Darryl Haley - Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, Cincinnati Metro
Darryl Haley manages the departments responsible for transit service planning development and scheduling, operations, and maintenance. Mr. Haley most recently served as Interim General Manager. He was previously Executive Director of Development, responsible for short and long range planning, customer relations, and transit and ridership development. Prior to joining Metro in 2005, Mr. Haley held positions in the health-care distribution industry and financial institutions, where he earned many awards for leadership in operations, sales, and profit improvement. Mr. Haley holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati and is a Cincinnati native and graduate of Withrow High School. He is a member of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO).
As the transportation policy & coalition manager for the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Pete Metz oversees a coalition of business leaders advocating for expanded investment in transportation that connects people to jobs, education and healthcare and supports a talent rich workforce. The Chamber is focused on communicating the business case for expanded transportation, including investment in infrastructure projects, expanding access for public transit, and preparing our region for the future of transportation. In this role, Metz helped lead the development of the Cincinnati Mobility Lab, a public-private partnership between transit authorities, government entities, and Uber. Metz also manages the Transportation Business Coalition, a consortium of senior business leaders engaged on developing and implementing a vision for our region’s transportation. Prior to joining the Chamber, Metz was the chief of staff to Cincinnati Vice Mayor David Mann where he worked on a wide range of issues, including housing, economic development, and transportation and is a veteran of both local and statewide political campaigns. Additionally, Metz spent time in Washington, DC, where he worked on federal transportation policy at Transportation for America. A native Cincinnatian, Metz studied political science, urban geography, and urban governance at The Ohio State University.
Robyn Bancroft - Strategic Initiatives Director, OKI Regional Council of Governments
As OKI’s Strategic Initiatives Manager, Robyn is responsible for the analysis of contemporary issues and opportunities affecting transportation planning for the region. She manages cutting edge transportation studies related to freight, economic development, transit and technology. Robyn holds a Masters degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, a Bachelor of Arts degree with Cum Laude honors in Art History, Criticism & Conservation from Florida State University, and a Certificate of Historic Preservation Studies from the University of Georgia-Athens. She has been a member of the American Planning Association since 1992 and received her American Institute of Certified Planners status in 1997. Recently, she was appointed as the Metropolitan Planning Organization Council’s representative to the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Freight Advisory Committee. Robyn and her husband Tim live in Cincinnati, Ohio. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, gardening, and being a Jazzercise instructor.
Jiaqi Ma - Assistant Professor of Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management, University of Cincinnati
Dr. Jiaqi Ma is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management of the University of Cincinnati. Prior to that, he is a Project Manager and Research Scientist working at the FHWA Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center. His areas of expertise include smart mobility, Connected Automated Vehicles, Intelligent Transportation Systems, traffic modeling and simulation. He has led, managed and participated in many research projects funded by USDOT and state DOTs, covering a wide range of areas including bottleneck identification and reduction, Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control, Benefit/Cost analysis of Traffic Incident Management Strategies, and vehicle automation-based Speed Harmonization, etc. He is a Member of the TRB Standing Committee on Vehicle-Highway Automation, and Co-Chair of IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society Technical Committee on Smart Cities and Smart Mobility.