The MBTA appointed Ronald L. Ester Jr. as its new chief security officer. Ester’s transit profession spans greater than 28 years on the Chicago Transit Authority the place he held government positions together with chief security and security officer; VP, rail operations and capital initiatives oversight; and VP, rail operations/communication-power management.
The chief security officer is chargeable for strategic coverage growth, administration, and oversight of security applications — together with building security and operational security. The place ensures security tradition exists in all decision-making to ensure the security of riders, staff, and contractors.
Ester is the recipient of the USDOT Transit Safety Institute’s Transit Safety and Safety Program Certification. The certification signifies the person has a broad-based information of the security and security ideas relevant to transit system security, operations, and administration. Ester additionally serves as an business knowledgeable offering peer evaluation for the American Public Transit Affiliation.
The MBTA is “Constructing a Higher T” by enterprise an bold $eight billion modernization effort to take care of stations, change subway fleets, improve tracks, alerts and switches; reinvent its bus system to mirror altering demographics; and change its fare assortment system to make the T a greater, safer, and extra dependable transit system.