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DART Executive Staff Biographies

Joseph G. Costello
Chief Financial Officer

Joseph G. Costello
Executive Staff
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Prior to joining DART in 2014, Joe Costello brought 20 years of executive level transit experience to DART in his tenure at the Regional Transportation Authority which provides financial oversight, funding, and regional planning and services for public transportation in northeastern Illinois.

Chief Financial Officer, Dallas Area Rapid Transit: 2019-present
Senior Vice President, Finance, Dallas Area Rapid Transit: 2014-2019
Executive Director, Regional Transportation Authority, Chicago, IL: 2010-2014
Chief Financial Officer, Regional Transportation Authority, Chicago, IL: 1995-2010
Financial Controller, NFC plc, International Moving Division, Naperville, IL: 1991-1995

Former Member, Executive Board and Committee on Government Debt Management, Government Finance Officers Association
Finance Committee Chair, American Public Transportation Association
Founding Member and Chair, Transit-Finance Learning Exchange

BS, Accounting, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
MBA, University of Chicago - Graduate School of Management, Chicago, IL
Certified Public Accountant
Certified Public Finance Officer
American Institute of CPAs
Illinois Society of CPAs

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