For the second year in a row, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has been recognized as a Best-in-State Employer by Forbes.
The Best-in-State Employer award winners, given out by Forbes and Statista Inc., were chosen from a sample of 80,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 500 employees across the U.S. Surveys were conducted on a rolling basis from October 2020 to June 2021 and were anonymous, allowing participants to freely share their opinions. The final list ranks the 1,328 employers that received the most recommendations. The full list of award winners can be found on the Forbes website.
"We are honored to once again be named as a Best-in-State Employer by Forbes," said Nadine Lee, President & Chief Executive Officer. "DART is an incredible place to work and develop your career because of the fantastic people who have chosen to be part of the DART family. Our employees' dedication to DART's mission and values and determination to put our customers at the heart of everything we do, is the key to our success."
DART is ranked #23 out of the 101 businesses to make the Texas state list.
Employees across the country were asked to rate their employers on various criteria, including the safety of their work environment, the competitiveness of compensation, and opportunities for advancement.
October 6, 2021 - Dan Zukowski, Trains.com -
Nadine Lee took her seat as president and CEO of Dallas Area Rapid Transit on July 12, 2021. She brings 30 years of experience in transit, most recently as chief of staff at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro). Prior to that, she was their deputy chief innovation officer, where she developed the agency’s “Vision 28” plan [see “LA Metro to prepare for 2028 Olympics with 11 rail projects,” Trains News Wire, Feb. 21, 2019].
She also served as project manager for Denver’s Regional Transportation District and holds a degree in civil engineering. This interview with Trains has been edited and condensed for clarity.