Advisory Board Bio – Bob O’Malley

Bob O'Malley

Bob O'Malley

Founder, Right Track Public Affairs

Bob O’Malley, founder and president of Right Track Public Affairs, LLC, provides government relations, public affairs, business development and strategic communications consulting to transportation industry clients dealing with complex, high-profile issues or seeking to expand into new markets.


Bob previously held executive positions with CSX Transportation, Brightline Trains, Sachs Media Group, and MetroPlan Orlando. Some of his career highlights include:


  • Planning and development of the Sunshine Corridor, the expansion of a shared use rail corridor for SunRail and Brightline, connecting the Orlando International Airport to the Orange County Convention Center/International Drive Resort Area.
  • Approval for tax credits through the California Competes Income Tax Credit program and $3.2 billion in tax-exempt bond allocations from the states of California and Nevada for the proposed Brightline West high-speed rail system between Las Vegas and Southern California.
  • Community support and legislative approval for CSX’s sale of a 61-mile railroad corridor to the State of Florida for the development of SunRail, Central Florida’s commuter rail system.
  • $9.6 million grant award through USDOT's Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) program for post-hurricane track upgrades on Seminole Gulf Railway.


In addition to these success stories, Bob has helped several clients and employers manage crisis situations and community controversies. He is especially skilled at building strong relationships with diverse stakeholders and constituents.


Bob is accredited in public relations (APR) and is a two-time graduate of the University of Central Florida. Charge On!