Michael Davis Joins MTM as Director of Functional Assessments and Travel Training

The leadership team for MTM’s On the Move program, which provides high quality management of functional assessment and travel training services, is expanding with the hiring of Michael Davis. In his role as Director of Functional Assessments and Travel Training (East), Michael will oversee our On the Move operations in the eastern region of the United States. Through our On the Move program, MTM administers functional assessments to determine if individuals with disabilities are eligible for complementary paratransit services, and offers travel training to those who need assistance learning how to ride fixed route buses and trains independently.

Michael will ensure our On the Move operations with transit agencies in his region help to achieve our clients’ goals of improving community access, increasing fixed route utilization, and containing paratransit costs. He brings to MTM more than 15 years of experience working with public transit systems and has an in-depth understanding of paratransit operations, travel instruction, assessments, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

For the past nine years, Michael served as the Assistant Director of Customer Service and Paratransit for the Akron, Ohio METRO RTA, where he managed the agency’s 65 vehicle paratransit fleet, created a new paratransit eligibility determination process, and developed a nationally recognized travel training program. Michael is also active in several industry organizations, serving as the chair of the Ohio Public Transit Association’s Paratransit Peers Group and as President Elect of the Association of Travel Instruction, the industry’s leading body of travel training and paratransit professionals.

“Michael’s broad background in all aspects of paratransit, assessments, and travel training make him the perfect fit to lead our On the Move operations in the east,” said MTM’s Senior Director of Functional Assessments and Travel Training Sean Powers. “His experience and expertise will help us continue ensuring that our On the Move program is the leading solution for transit agencies seeking functional assessment and travel training services that balance the needs of passengers with the desire to reduce operational costs.”

Welcome to the On the Move team, Michael!