Procuring and managing contract transit services requires an understanding of federal and local procurement
requirements, local objectives, collective bargaining environment, and a thorough understanding of the scope of services that are envisioned. Adams served three years on APTA's Procurement Task
Force which resulted in the development of industry best practices to augment FTA's Best Practices Manual, Transit Procurement:
A Guidebook for Transit Board Members and the Procurement Handbook for Transit General Managers and Senior Executives.
Mr Adams currently serves on APTA's Business Members Procurement Committee and the Procurement Standards Oversight Committee.
Adams owned and or operated contract service companies from 1986 to 2005.