The Missouri Public Transit Association (MPTA) announced Taulby Roach, President and CEO of Bi-State Development, has been elected to MPTA’s Board of Directors. Roach has more than three decades of experience in transportation, real estate, infrastructure and economic development. As President and CEO of Bi-State Development, he oversees an organization serving as a catalyst for economic growth and development in the St. Louis metropolitan region through diverse business enterprises that include Metro Transit, Gateway Arch Riverfront, St. Louis Downtown Airport, and St. Louis Regional Freightway. Prior to serving in this capacity, Roach spent more than 15 years with the St. Clair County Transit District where he was credited with the establishment and implementation of the River Bridge District transportation infrastructure development, the reorganization of the St. Clair County MetroLink Extension project refunding revenue and the development of the MetroBikeLink.
Roach graduated from Regis University with a bachelor’s degree in history. He went on to earn his master’s degree in public policy and administration from the University of Missouri. He has also earned the Executives in State and Local Government Certificate from Harvard University. Roach is a frequent public transit rider, an avid cyclist and a longtime member of Citizens for Modern Transit’s Board of Directors.
“The Missouri Public Transit Association is thrilled to have Taulby serving on the board of directors,” said Kimberly Cella, executive director of the Missouri Public Transit Association. “His extensive background and expertise in the transportation industry, coupled with his passion for bettering communities, will go a long way towards furthering the organization’s mission.”