Christian T. Kent

Board Advisor

Principal, Transit Management Consulting, LLC
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Christian T. Kent has over 34 years of experience in the public transit industry in the private and public sectors, and 16 years in a senior executive role, serving as a charismatic change agent and turnaround specialist for numerous paratransit services across the country. Mr. Kent is best known for his role as a paratransit executive at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). He was responsible for the nation’s fifth-largest paratransit service and system-wide accessibility and ADA compliance for WMATA's rail, bus, and paratransit services. Mr. Kent started his own consulting practice in 2018, specializing in ADA paratransit management, strategy and leadership development.

A staunch advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion, especially for people with disabilities, Mr. Kent has been a member of COMTO since 2007. He was the first chair of the Accessibility Advisory Council that he helped establish in 2017, and he currently serves on the COMTO Board of Directors as a Board Advisor. Mr. Kent is also a Principal Executive Recruiter for the transit industry with KL2 Connects, LLC, where he works to ensure the strong representation and placement of candidates of color. Mr. Kent attributes his love for COMTO to the warmth and generous spirit of its members, and in particular, their commitment to fairness, growing talent and helping others achieve their career goals.

Mr. Kent began his transit career in 1987 at the University of Virginia as a student bus driver while pursuing his Bachelor’s in Government and Master’s in Education.

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