COMTO is saddened to learn of the passing of long-time COMTO member and leader, Ann August. Ann was a transportation industry leader for more than 30 years and one of our 2015 Celebrating Women Who Move the Nation honorees. She also served on the COMTO National Board of Directors and as President of the COMTO Philadelphia.
Ann was the former Executive Director of the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA) and also held positions at Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), Santee Wateree Regional Transportation Authority (SWRTA) and Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET).
Former COMTO National Board Chair, Loretta Kirk, shares a fond memory of Ann: “Ann was one of the unofficial photographers at COMTO events. She always had a camera—not a phone, but a camera draped around her neck.” Our condolences go out to her family and all who knew her. Ann’s contributions to COMTO will long be remembered.