Passenger Transportation Busses Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Passenger Transportation, Private Public Passenger Transportation, Public Private transportation Buses, Private Public School Buses, Private Public Transit driver, Private Public Transit Coaches, Public Private transportation Accidents, Public Private transportation Incidents, Public Private transportation Mechanical, Public Private transportation Risk, Management, Public Private transportation Training, Public Private transportation Personnel Management, School bus operations, highway coach operations, passenger vans, paratransit operations, anytime a passenger is charged a fare, Passenger Vans, Busses

Professional Experience:

1987 - Present
A Private Transportation Consulting Company
Court qualified expert in passenger transportation providing service to attorneys: consultation, case review and opinions, research, written reports, depositions and trial testimony covering: Accidents, Incidents, Mechanical, Risk Management, Training and Personal Management over 600 cases

1986 – 1994
Kobecky Bus Company, San Diego, Ca
President and 50% owner:
Owned and operated a fleet of buses and vans providing contract, charter, and fixed route passenger service.
Responsible for and directed the bus operations, capital and budget planning, preparations of bids and submission, contract negotiations, insurance risk management.
Employee relations, benefits recruiting and training
Working knowledge and experience in analyzing and filling federal, state, local transportations regulations and report requirements.
Customer relations, public relations, and advertising
Driver assignments, vehicle scheduling, route planning.
Equipment maintenance and inspections
Handled all financing with banking institutions.

1979 – 1986
Aztec Bus Company, San Diego, Ca
Operated buses and vans providing contacts, charter and fixed route passenger service, including Para transit services
I directed all aspects of operations which covered City of Chula Vista bus contract, County of San Diego bus contract (Both contracts providing city passenger service as well as Para transit.)

1977 - 1979
San Diego Unified School, San Diego, CA
Assistant Superintendent Business Services:
Managed all phases of business operations for the sixth largest school district in the country
Areas of responsibility: Transportation, Purchasing, Maintenance, Operations, Food Services, Construction, Contact Compliance, Accounting, Site Planning, Acquisition, and Date Processing.

Transportation Encompassed:
District bus fleet that consisted of 235 various sizes of buses
Contacted buses also used, contacting with five bus companies that combined total contract fleet of 250 buses
The combined district and contract fleet totaling 485 buses provided bus service for voluntary integration, regular home to school, pay transportation, and special education programs.

1972 - 1977
Ara Transporation Group, Ara Servies, Inc, Los Angeles, Ca
Executive Vice President:
Instrumental in company’s rapid success and growth since acquiring Educational and Recreational Services, Inc. in 1972 from 2,500 buses to 11,600 bus fleet
11,000 school bus fleet under contact with 65 school districts operating in 12 states including Hawaii and Alaska.
City bus transit service contract, including Honolulu, Hawaii
350 highway coaches providing charter service.
Para transit service, 12 states
Honolulu airport shuttle tram service
Bus sales and leasing
Bus servicing and maintenance
Largest contract operator in the country

1968 - 1972
Pasadena Unified School District, Pasadena, CA
Assistant Superintendent Business Services:
I managed all of the business affairs of the district which encompassed:  Finance, Purchasing, Food Services, Contracts, Maintenance, Operations, Date Processing, Bus Transportations, Building and Site Planning, Construction
Planned and implemented the first successful large-scale court-ordered busing program for racial integrations in the U.S.
Bus driver training with So. Cal. R.T.D.

1964 - 1968
Riverside Unified School District, Riverside, CA
Controller and Assistant Business Manger:
Managed all the financial affairs of the district plus purchasing, Data processing, and Pupil Transportation

1962 - 1964
Clairmont Unified School District, Clairmont, CA
Assistant Business Manger:
Managed all accounting, Purchasing, Maintenance, Operations, Pupil Transportation and food Services

Los Angeles County Auditor Controller, Los Angeles, CA
Accountant/Auditor and Computer Programmer: Provided accounting, Auditing, and Computer Programming service for all county departments


University Of Southern California
Bachelor of Science Degree, 1962
Major: Accounting and Computer Science

Military Service:

United States Air Force: Honorable Discharge 4 years
Bus, Van, Truck Driver, Jet Engine Mechanic, and Automotive Mechanic