Thomas A. Rubin
Thomas A. Rubin, CPA, CMA, CMC, CIA, CGFM, CFM, has over four decades of experience as a transit industry senior executive, consultant, and auditor.
Rubin founded and developed the transit practice of what is now Deloitte & Touche, LLP, growing it to the largest of its type, including working on several consulting and auditing projects for the Southern California Rapid Transit District (SCRTD) and Los Angeles County Transportation Commission (LACTC).
He was the chief financial officer of SCRTD from 1989 to 1994, when the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) was formed.
He was later the chief transportation and finance expert/expert witness for the plaintiffs in Labor/Community Strategy Center v MTA, which led to the consent decree that helped produce a 36 percent increase in Metro transit ridership from FY97 to FY07.
Over his career, he has served well over 100 transit operators, metropolitan planning organizations, state and the Federal Departments of Transportation, and various industry suppliers and industry associations. Rubin has also written and presented well over 100 papers at industry and trade associations.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has a history of over-promising, failing to deliver, and ultimately making things worse for transit users.