SOUTH FLORIDA REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION
AUTHORITY - TRI-RAIL
EXCELLENCE IN SUPPLIER DIVERSITY
David Dech is the newly selected executive director of the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority. An executive with 27 years of experience in the rail industry in both freight and commuter rail service, Mr. Dech has been chosen to oversee the SFRTA at a pivotal time, as it prepares to expand Tri-Rail service into Downtown Miami. He brings experience in designing, constructing and opening rail yards.
Mr. Dech began his railroad career as a switchman for CSX and is a fourth-generation railroader. His career progressed through the ranks of Conductor and Engineer, to several senior management positions, ultimately landing him at Vice President of Rail Operations for Capital Metro in March 2018. He discovered throughout his railroading tenure that he is a self-motivated, self-starter with a willingness to listen to the people who perform the work as the key to the success of any project. He operates with the guiding principle that all people in an organization are entitled to be treated with dignity and respect, which has allowed him to enjoy great success in his leadership experience.
We are proud to present this MEDWeek Legacy Award to the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority for its rather robust and inclusive procurement program. Mr. Dech, welcome to the SFRTA and CONGRATULATIONS!