General Manager, Full bus+LRT integration, ridership growth
General Manager of the Regional Transit District (1988-1994) responsible to a board of elected officials for all aspects of the day-to-day operation and long-range development of the major transit system in the metropolitan area. Main accomplishments of the District during this period included:
- Full coordination of schedules, routes and other aspects of light rail and bus services, resulting in an increase in annual systemwide ridership of more than 40% in five years
- Study of, commitment to, and first-stage of conversion of bus fleet and facilities from diesel to CNG propulsion
- Enlargement of LRV fleet
- Implementation of CSUS Student Pass
- Conception, preparation, and adoption of Sacramento’s first Transit Master Plan
- District annexation of additional newly urbanizing areas to the south, with provision of associated service extensions
- Formation of a new joint powers authority to purchase the Folsom-Placerville Branch of the Southern Pacific Railroad.
- Represented Sacramento County on San Joaquin, Altamont Commuter Rail and Capitol Corridor passenger rail service advisory committees, and other rail panels, establishing RT’s leadership role in developing rail corridors connecting Sacramento with all parts of the state
- RT recognized in 1993 by American Public Transit Association as best transit system of its size in the nation, and selected as the site for the national 1994 APTA Rapid Transit Conference.
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