HART - Mary Shavalier, Director of Grants Management and Planning
Mary Shavalier, Director of Grants Manangement and Planning
Mary Shavalier, Chief of Planning & Program Development
Mary Shavalier is Director of Grants Management and Planning at HART.
In this role, she
oversees federal and state grant administration, strategic planning, and capital projects planning and development.
Capital projects underway include MetroRapid North-South on Nebraska and Fletcher Avenue, the agency's first bus rapid transit project, two park-and-ride facilities, renovations to the HART administrative and maintenance facility at 21st Avenue and the Yukon transfer center, and the implementation of transit signal priority at intersections along HART bus routes.
coordinates closely with federal and state representatives on funding issues and was instrumental in preparing successful funding applications for HART
, including securing $40 million in funding from Hillsborough County for HART's MetroRapid system and a network of park-and-ride lots.
She oversees the annual development of the agency's business plan, the Transit Development Plan, and led HART's recent Alternatives Analysis Study, which examined transit improvements serving the County's three largest activity centers.
Ms. Shavalier represents HART on the Technical Advisory Committee of the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and currently serves as HART's representative on the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) bus toll lane study which is evaluating the feasibility of implementing a bus toll lane network in the County.
Prior to joining HART, Ms. Shavalier was Manager of Cobb Community Transit, a suburban transit system in Atlanta, Georgia.
While there, she
developed a new operations and maintenance facility for Cobb Community Transit
She is originally from Canada and served as Community Relations Coordinator with Calgary Transit.
In Calgary, she managed the cooperative planning process used to design the feeder bus network for the Calgary Northwest Light Rail line.
Ms. Shavalier holds a Bachelor's degree in Planning from Western Washington State University and Master's degree in Planning from the University of Toronto.
In 2005, she
participated in the 2005 International Transit Studies Program Mission on Innovative Techniques in Planning and Financing Public Transportation in Europe and Asia and is a graduate of the Leadership APTA program, an intensive leadership development program of the American Public Transportation Association