Missouri Public Transit Association Elects Rivarola to its Board of Directors

The Missouri Public Transit Association (MPTA) has elected Martin Rivarola, AICP, to its Board of Directors. He will serve a two-year term.

Rivarola serves as assistant director of transportation and land use with the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC), Kansas City’s region Council of Governments and Metropolitan Planning Organization. In this current role, he works in policy development, long range transportation and regional land use planning initiatives. Prior to joining MARC in 2015, he served as the community development director for the City of Mission. In that role, Rivarola oversaw long-range planning, permitting, economic development and redevelopment activities. He holds a master’s degree in urban planning from the University of Kansas and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.

“We are delighted to welcome Martin to our Board of Directors,” said Kimberly Cella, executive director of the Missouri Public Transit Association. “His background and expertise will greatly assist the organization in its ongoing efforts to promote public transit access and services across Missouri.”