Wendy Karsch


Vanpool Data & Security Administrator

Utah Transit Authority

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Professional Bio

My career in transit started in 1990, working under Marketing in the in-house print shop. We were a full-service shop that printed bus schedules and in-house materials for other departments.
I transitioned into Rideshare around 2000 as a clerk. I was responsible for processing transportation surveys and creating density maps for employers who were implementing trip reduction plans. I also processed carpool match requests and mailed the results before we updated software to streamline carpool matching and vanpool management.
Beginning in 2008 vanpool groups were managed via web-based software and as a Vanpool-Rideshare Specialist I had a customer base of between 100 and 175 vanpool groups, which comprised individuals, corporate customers, and ski resorts.
In 2022 I became the Vanpool Data & Security Administrator. The program became self-insured and the role was created to help mitigate risks and monitor the fleet through telematics.


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Volunteer Work:
Former Secretary of Utah 4-Wheel Drive Association
Spectator Transportation Platform Supervisor, 2002 Winter Olympics
Parking Services, Taste of the Nation event
2003 International ACT Conference off-site tours planning committee
Trail Leader, Redrock 4-Wheelers, Easter Jeep Safari
Utah Arts Festival, Beer & Wine service
36th National Veterans Wheelchair Games, Athletes Transportation
2014 Intermountain Transportation Conference Committee
Utah Transit Authority Rail Service launch ambassador (various light rail lines)
Rocky Mountain
Vanpool, Carpool
Areas of Interest
Advocacy, Carpooling, Community Engagement, Vanpooling