Maxine A. Marshall, MA
Maxine Marshall began her career in the public transportation industry in 1977 as a graduate student intern for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA). She was hired as a full time employee following the internship and worked at MARTA during the initial operation of the MARTA rail system. In 1979, Ms. Marshall was hired by ATE Management and Service Company, Inc. as a public transportation consultant. Within three years, Ms. Marshall was promoted to Regional Vice President, responsible for the firm’s consulting practice for the Federal Government and along the East Coast. Ms. Marshall obtained that firm’s first consulting contracts with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), to assess the future needs for bus maintenance facilities in the public transportation industry and later to determine the cost impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act. For over ten years, Ms. Marshall managed FTA contracts to conduct Triennial Reviews, Civil Rights Reviews and Security Assessments.
These Compliance Reviews cover a wide range of federal requirements and assess the degree to which the grant recipients meet the requirements to remain eligible to receive Federal funding. Ms. Marshall participated in the development of the guidance used to conduct these reviews and developed and implemented a methodology to provide technical assistance to grant recipients that have difficulty implementing corrective actions in a timely manner. Ms. Marshall has also worked with new grant recipients to help them understand which requirements apply to their type of funding program and what type of documentation should be maintained.
Ms. Marshall has extensive experience in training public transportation professionals. For over ten years, she served as the lead instructor for FTA’s Grants Management Seminars, training over 1,500 people. For nearly two years, Ms. Marshall also served as an instructor for the National Transit Institute’s course on Disadvantaged Business Enterprise requirements.
Ms. Marshall has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Illinois and a Master of Public Administration degree from Georgia State University. Ms. Marshall is a former Chair of the Women in Transit Committee of the American Public Transit Association (APTA) and the former Vice President of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO).