California Transit Association

Gallery of Leaders

Important Figures in California Transit History

Learn about some of the significant figures in California transit history, and check back for upcoming additions to our Gallery of Leaders.


Association Chairs

  • Mike Wiley
    Mike Wiley

    Sacramento RTD

    2015 - 2017
    Donna DeMartino
    Donna DeMartino

    San Joaquin RTD

    2013 - 2015
    Paul Jablonski
    Paul Jablonski

    San Diego MTS

    2011 - 2013
    Doran Barnes
    Doran Barnes

    Foothill Transit

    2009 - 2011
    Michael Burns
    Michael Burns

    Santa Clara VTA

    2007 - 2009
    Anne Louise Rice
    Anne Louise Rice

    Metrolink

    2007
    Chester Moland
    Chester Moland

    Golden Empire Transit District

    2006 - 2007
    John Catoe
    John Catoe

    Los Angeles MTA

    2004 - 2006
    Jeanne Krieg
    Jeanne Krieg

    Eastern Contra Costa Transit Authority

    2002 - 2004
    Ron Yagura
    Ron Yagura

    San Diego Transit Corp.

    2000 - 2002
  • Jim McElroy
    Jim McElroy

    Unitrans

    1997 - 2000
    Sharon Banks
    Sharon Banks

    AC Transit

    1995 - 1997
    Dave Ashcraft
    Dave Ashcraft

    Culver City Municipal Bus Lines

    1993 - 1995
    Terry Cooper
    Terry Cooper

    Fresno Area Express

    1991 - 1993
    Roger Snoble
    Roger Snoble

    San Diego Transit Corp.

    1990 - 1991
    Durand Rall
    Durand Rall

    Riverside Transit Agency

    1989 - 1990
    Frank J. Lichtanski
    Frank J. Lichtanski

    Monterey-Salinas Transit

    1988 - 1989
    Richard Fifer
    Richard Fifer

    Northern San Diego Transit

    1985 - 1987
    Gerald Haugh
    Gerald Haugh

    San Mateo Transit District

    1983 - 1985
    James Reichert
    James Reichert

    Orange County Transit District

    1981 - 1983
  • John Mauro
    John Mauro

    San Mateo Transit District

    1980 - 1981
    Earl Docimo
    Earl Docimo

    Montebello Bus Lines

    1978 - 1980
    Dale Luehring
    Dale Luehring

    Golden Gate Bridge District

    1975 - 1978
    Jack Hutchison
    Jack Hutchison

    Santa Monica Municipal Bus Lines

    1974 - 1975
    Alan L. Bingham
    Alan L. Bingham

    AC Transit

    1973 - 1974
    Tom Prior
    Tom Prior

    San Diego Transit Corp.

    1970 - 1971
    William D. Bourne
    William D. Bourne

    Sacramento Transit Authority

    1967 - 1969
    William F. Farrell
    William F. Farrell

    Long Beach Public Transportation Co.

    1966 - 1967
    Robert E. Nisbet
    Robert E. Nisbet

    AC Transit

    1965 - 1966

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