By Mary Alys Cherry
A Houston woman with some 30 years of progressive experience in regional planning and urban development has been named president of the Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership.
She is Barbara Koslov, whose focus over the years has been on transportation. She replaces Colleta Castleschoult, who resigned. BayTran members got to meet her for the first time at a recent luncheon at Cullen’s Upscale Grille.
BayTran Chairman Karen Coglianese said, “Barbara’s transportation knowledge and her leadership skills fit perfectly with BayTran’s.
“The members of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of BayTran are very excited that Barbara accepted the position of president, and we anticipate a very rewarding future for BayTran and Barbara,” she added.
For the past three years, she has been participating in a study for the City of Galveston to develop and evaluate alternatives for improved mobility along the Galveston-Houston corridor while also working on a Fort Bend County Park & Ride project.
Some of her other professional experience includes work on a Sugar Land Comprehensive Mobility Plan, a Rosenberg Transit and Pedestrian Study and a Pearland Transit Feasibility Study.
She worked for a number of years for the Metropolitan Transit Authority, first as a senior transit planner and later as manager of capital planning, and as a senior consultant with HDR/SR Beard & Associates of Houston.
She earned her B.A. in Political Science from Tulane University in New Orleans and graduated from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin with her Master’s in Public Affairs.