Statement on the Passing of Rina Cutler

WTS International celebrates the life of Rina Cutler, who passed away this week. As noted by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Ms. Cutler was “a social worker at heart, public servant by opportunity, and teacher by nature.” She held multiple positions in her career as an expert in city government, transportation, transit, and infrastructure; including serving as deputy mayor for Mayor Michael Nutter, executive director of the Parking Authority for then Mayor Ed Rendell, and deputy secretary of administration for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation under Gov. Rendell. Ms. Cutler was also the transportation commissioner in Boston and director of parking and traffic in San Francisco. In 2015, she joined Amtrak to work on station planning and development.

“Rina’s shining personality, dedication to her community, and expertise in the transportation industry will be sorely missed not only in our sector, but in the many US cities and communities where she fiercely advocated for residents. She was role model to women entering the industry, and a mentor to many who are in leadership positions today. We are so thankful for her years of service to WTS International as a board member and most recently as a part of our Board Chair’s Advisory Council,” says Jannet Walker-Ford, Chair, WTS International.