Rick Wood manages the overall daily business of Connectpoint® and CHK America, while driving product innovation and seeking new opportunities with public transit agencies across the United States. Connectpoint® and CHK America clients include some of the largest US transit agencies including Chicago’s RTA, CTA, Pace and Metra, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Los Angeles MTA, Phoenix Valley Metro and Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, as well as mid-size and smaller agencies such as Austin’s Capital Metro, Hampton Roads Transit, New Orleans RTA, Santa Barbara MTD and Waukesha Metro, among others.
Rick is an active member of several industry committees including the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Marketing and Communications committee and the Customer Information Design Standards committee for the Transportation Research Board (TRB). He also frequently serves on peer review boards for the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR). Rick is former Vice Chair of APTA’s Customer Information Best Practices Committee, a regular speaker at industry conferences, and a frequent contributor to publications such as Mass Transit, Metro Magazine, and Transit Intelligence.