Ruth A. Newby, President Emeritus

Ruth NewbyRuth co-founded the TransPar Group with Kyle Martin in 1995 and helped establish the company’s corporate culture and values. She is responsible for coordination and delivery of high-quality management and consulting services to TransPar's customers and serves as the primary contact for customer service and retention.

Expertise & Attributes

  • 20-plus years in school transportation
  • Diverse knowledge of school bus industry and related issues
  • A “listen first” approach to problem solving
  • Expertise in process improvement and re-engineering
  • Driver retention and recruiting program development


Sales & Administration – Mayflower Contract Services – Joined Mayflower in 1986 and performed key roles in personnel, marketing and operations administration for the national contractor and its 10,000-bus fleet of school and public transit buses.

Etc. – Co-owned two school bus body shops and a bus dealership; designed and developed a school bus industry journal; member of the National School Transportation Association, National Association of Pupil Transportation, Missouri, Kansas and Illinois state pupil transportation associations, and Kansas City's Central Exchange.