Administrator, Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority
Mr. Thomas S. Cahir was elected to the Mass. House of Representatives in 1985 to represent the 3rd Barnstable District. He served as State Representative for 14 years, completing his service in January 1999. During his tenure, he was appointed to several leadership positions.
Tom has an extensive history working on transportation issues serving on the Joint Committee on Transportation throughout his entire legislative career and most notably serving as its Chairman. While serving as Chairman, he was actively involved in such issues as commuter rail expansion, the Sagamore Rotary grade separation and many other road and bridge projects across the Commonwealth. He was also the primary sponsor of the 1996 Seaport Bond Bill and various Transportation Bond Bills.
In 1999, Mr. Cahir moved to the Executive Branch of state government as the Deputy Secretary for Transportation Programs at the Executive Office of Transportation and Public Works (EOTPW). He administered a budget of $140 million dollars, and was responsible for providing oversight, technical and financial assistance to the Commonwealth’s fifteen Regional Transit Authorities.
Tom now leads the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority as Administrator serving all 15 communities on Cape Cod. His conception of rail service from Boston to Cape Cod was the motivation behind the increasingly successful seasonal CapeFLYER train service.
Tom holds a bachelor degree from American International College.