Cincinnati Metro Names William Spraul As New Vice President Of Operations

Effective Sept. 5, William Spraul will be re-joining Metro as its new Vice President of Operations. In this role, Spraul will be responsible for delivering Metro’s fixed-route, Access Paratransit and MetroNow! on-demand services to ensure operational excellence.

This includes oversight of Metro’s operations staff and operators, as well as the Customer Care Center, Safety & Security, Risk and Performance Management departments.

“I love helping people become successful and mentoring the next generation of transit leaders,” Spraul said. “I am very excited to be coming back home to Metro, and I look forward to bringing new ideas to the table that will help us all get to the next level.”

Spraul has more than 35 years of transit operations management experience, specializing in fixed-route transportation, maintenance, and paratransit in both the private and public sectors. He most recently served as Region Vice President for Transdev North America, Inc., in addition to serving in transit leadership roles that include Chief Operating Officer at the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. He began his transit career with Metro in 1982 as Fleet Manager, and served in maintenance and operations-related roles during his 30-year career at the agency, including leading the agency’s fixed-route service as Director of Transit Operations.

“Bill is a talented transit executive with decades of experience. His leadership will be impactful as we continue working to reinvent Metro for the future,” Metro Chief Operations Officer John Ravasio said. “His previous time at Metro effectively positions him to get a running start in this role as he knows our people, our processes, and most importantly, the importance of delivering safe, reliable and quality service to our community each and every trip.”

Established in 1973 as a tax-funded, not-for-profit transportation provider by the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, Metro is celebrating 50 years of fixed-route and paratransit service to Hamilton County and the surrounding southwestern Ohio region. Learn more at

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