Port Authority’s new leader: ‘Who wouldn’t want to be in Pittsburgh right now?’

As incoming CEO of Port Authority of Allegheny County, Katharine Eagan Kelleman makes a prediction: “Pittsburgh gets talked about for everything else — transit is next.”
Kelleman will relocate in January from Tampa, Florida, where she heads the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority or HART. As its CEO and former chief operating officer, she has expanded public-private partnerships, pursued nontraditional travel options, launched a regional fare program, and started the country’s first transit agency-operated rideshare program. And HART is working on an autonomous vehicle pilot service expected to begin in early 2018.