In Memoriam: Frank DiGiacomo


Frank DiGiacomo, longtime publisher of Bobit’s METRO Magazine, died May 9.

DiGiacomo retired in 2021 after working for more than 40 years for Bobit Business Media, where he was heavily involved in the public transit industry and also the school bus industry.

For APTA, DiGiacomo had served as chair of the Business Member Liaison and Outreach and Business Member Bylaws committees and was a member of the Business Member Board of Governors (BMBG) and of the Business Members, Business Member Small Business, and Membership committees, among others.

APTA honored DiGiacomo in 2002 with its Outstanding Public Transportation Business Member award for his contributions to the industry.

“Frank was a tireless champion of the public transportation industry,” said APTA President and CEO Paul P. Skoutelas. “Through the publications he led, the public-private relationships he nurtured, his service to APTA and its Business Member Board of Governors, Frank’s contributions will long be remembered and appreciated. Frank was a friend and a mentor to many of APTA’s business members who I know are as sad as I am to hear of his passing.”

Buddy Coleman, chief customer officer, Clever Devices and chair, BMBG, said, “In the realm of industry stalwarts and remarkable individuals, Frank DiGiacomo shone brightly as a beacon of wisdom and integrity. A great man whose presence will be sorely missed, he leaves behind a legacy as a statesman, historian, and honorary member of the BMBG. Through his tenure at METRO Magazine and his contributions to the BMBG, Frank touched countless lives, leaving an indelible mark of positivity and inspiration. Today, as we bid farewell to Frankie, we also celebrate his enduring legacy as a solid voice of wisdom, forever cherished as a part of our family.”