COMET’s Rosalyn Andrews Earns Prestigious Certification In Transit Managment

Rosalyn Andrews

Columbia, SC – The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) proudly announces that Rosalyn Andrews, Director of Finance/CFO has completed certification requirements to be recognized as a Certified Community Transportation Manager (CCTM) by the Community Transportation Association of America.

As Director of Finance/CFO, Andrews is responsible for managing and directing The COMET’s financial and executive administrative activities, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures. Her role encompasses providing oversight to the areas of budgeting and accounting, financial grant and insurance administration, payroll, asset accountability, and audits.

Andrews joined The COMET in 2013 as a staff accountant. She was previously a CBIC project supervisor with Blue Cross Blue Shield. She holds a Master of Science degree in accounting from Strayer University and a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Arcadia University. Andrews also holds a Transit Management and Paratransit Certificate from the Westgate Center for Leadership and Management Development at the University of the Pacific, Eberhardt School of Business.

“We congratulate Ms. Andrews on this achievement,” said Derrick Huggins, Interim CEO of The COMET. “Her contribution to this team and to the community we serve is strengthened by her initiative in pursuing this certification.”

The CCTM designation marks the standard of excellence in the community transportation industry; as it is proof of the ability to manage a comprehensive and dynamic community transportation system.

Before taking the certification examination, a person must meet eligibility criteria which includes demonstrating that the applicant has served in a managerial or supervisory capacity at an organization providing community transit services, either at the time of application or within the five years immediately preceding the application date -OR-completed forty hours’ training covering at least five of the six exam topic areas within the four years immediately preceding the application date (except for CCTM applicants with more than five years’ experience, who may document 20 hours’ training in three areas and detailed on-the-job experience in two other areas).

The COMET is a service of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority and provides countywide public transit services on 34 fixed routes, OnDemand/ReFlex services, vanpool service for commuters, subsidy programs with Uber and Lyft and DART for transportation to grocery stores and at night, ADA complementary paratransit service throughout Richland and portions of Lexington Counties and eight Blue Bike bikeshare stations in Downtown Columbia. The COMET transports approximately 2.4 million passenger trips a year on a fleet of more than 80 buses, vans and trolleys. Transit services are provided under contract with RATP Dev USA, Enterprise Holdings, Lyft, Uber and Bewegen. For additional The COMET information, please call (803) 255-7100, TDD/TTY: 711 through the relay service, email: info@catchthecomet.org or visit www.catchthecometsc.gov.

 


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