Charles Rutkowski Charlie has more than 24 years of experience in community transportation planning, evaluation, management, operations and financing.As CTAA's Associate Director, he manages CTAA's Rural Passenger Transportation Technical Assistance Program which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.He
has spent the better part of eight years traveling the country, providing hands-on support to communities from Machias, Maine to Kodiak, Alaska.Charlie
has had direct involvement in the development and implementation of transit service and facility projects in over 65 communities in 39 states.Among these projects are several which have become national models, such as coordination projects in Lee County and Chatham County, North Carolina as well as innovative transit facility projects in Hartford, Vermont and Clarksdale, Mississippi.In all projects, Charlie
has focused upon creative financial packaging to ensure that projects are implemented. Before joining CTAA, Charlie was the director of a coordinated rural transit system in Chenango County, New York.Previously he was a transportation analyst with the Syracuse, New York Metropolitan Planning Organization where he planned and developed specialized transportation programs in urban, suburban and rural environments.He is a graduate of Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York.
Charlie lives in West Springfield, Virginia with his
wife, daughter and three cats.