Frank T. Martin


Term: January 21, 2016 – July 15, 2020

Frank T. Martin of Clermont, Florida, is president of Frank T. Martin Consult, LLC, a transportation management consultancy providing transit operations, management, strategic business development and sales services to the public and private sectors.

He has more than 40 years of experience operating, maintaining, and planning rail (heavy, light, streetcar, commuter, and people mover) and bus transportation systems. Martin has served as CEO and COO for several of the nation’s largest urban transit systems. He served as a senior management executive for two global transportation and engineering companies headquartered in Montreal and London, respectively: Atkins North America (member of the SNC Lavalin Group) and First Transit (formally ATE Management and Services Company, Inc).

From a community involvement perspective, Martin has served on numerous national, state, and local boards including the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), Silicon Valley Workforce Investment Board (SVWIB), and Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO). In September of 2016, Martin was inducted into the APTA Hall of Fame, an honor reserved for individuals who have long and distinguished careers making extraordinary contributions to public transportation. Martin was cited for his mentorship of emerging transportation leaders and founding the International Rail Rodeo, a skills competition for operators and maintainers.

Martin served with distinction from 2006 to 2012 on the Board of Governors of Florida’s State University System (SUS), chairing the strategic planning, academic affairs, and medical education committees. He championed three milestone initiatives during his last year as chair of the Strategic Planning Committee in 2012, which included the update of the SUS Strategic Plan, development of the SUS Accountability Report and establishment of the Annual Work Plan reporting process. SUS universities are required annually to present their work plans at the June meeting of the Board of Governors.

Martin received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Tennessee State University and a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from Fisk University.