Written by News Bulletin News Sources
Wednesday, 11 September 2013 00:00
Citing an extensive knowledge of transportation and urban planning, DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin has slated former County Board member John Zediker to serve on the Metra Board.
“John has a great blend of experience in transportation, urban planning, engineering and business that has prepared him well for the challenges facing Metra,” said Cronin. “Through his professional experience, he has a clear understanding of transportation systems and the need for cohesiveness to ensure public safety and ease of travel.”
Cronin said Zediker, who resides in Naperville, will support suburban commuters’ interests on the Metra Board.
“Through his former position as Director of Transportation, Engineering and Development for the City of Naperville, John acted as the liaison to Metra. In that position, he worked directly on commuter issues that included parking at the two largest stations on the entire Metra system. He not only understands commuters’ needs, but he also knows the engineering and urban planning that is needed to ensure safe and timely travel,” he said.
Currently Zediker works as the chief operating officer and partner at Ruettiger, Tonelli and Associates, Inc., which is a multidisciplinary design firm that emphasizes in civil engineering, planning, surveying and geographic information systems.
He earned a master’s degree in urban and economic geography from Northern Illinois University and a masters of business administration degree from the University of St. Francis.
Zediker previously served as a DuPage County Board member from 2009-12, where he was helped in reforming the County’s health insurance program that saved taxpayer money.
--News Bulletin news services
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