Delaware Transit Corporation hires new chief operations officer
The Delaware Transit Corporation (DTC), operating DART First State’s statewide buses and trains, welcomed its new Chief Operating Officer (COO), Richard Paprcka, on March 4, 2013. Paprcka comes to DTC after a long career at New Jersey Transit, serving most recently as director of maintenance for Northern Division Bus Operations.
Paprcka has worked in the transit industry since 1981. He started his career as a mechanic with New Jersey Transit, and later progressed into the bus engineer group responsible for bus purchases and in-plant inspections. In 1994, following a role in the system wide fare collection system installation, Paprcka became director of electronic systems support, and from 1996 to 1999, was the director of maintenance for the Southern and Central Divisions of New Jersey Transit.
In September 1999, he became director of maintenance for the Northern Division of New Jersey Transit where he was responsible for the maintenance of six locations, 450 employees, and nearly 1,000 buses.
The Delaware Transit Corporation, a subsidiary of the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), operates as DART First State. For information on fixed route services statewide, call 1-800-652-DART or visit www.DartFirstState.com.