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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.

Senator Jim Mills

Senator Jim Mills

Architect of the TDA

Art Leahy

Art Leahy

From Bus Driver to CEO

Edward R. Gerber

Edward R. Gerber

Longtime Association Executive Director

Rod Diridon, Sr.

Rod Diridon, Sr.

"Father of Transit in the Silicon Valley"

John Catoe

John Catoe

Building Connections

Larry Jackson

Larry Jackson

Mentor to Future Leaders

J.F.

J.F. "Jack" Hutchison

An Enduring Legacy

Norman Y. Mineta

Norman Y. Mineta

Transit Icon, Both Locally and Nationally

Pam O'Connor

Pam O'Connor

Local Government Transit Champion

Richard Katz

Richard Katz

Legislative and Regulatory Leader


Association Chairs

Carl Sedoryk

Carl Sedoryk

Monterey-Salinas Transit

2017 - 2019

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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