Transit: What's New

Recent news from Transit Providers in the SCAG Region.

THOUSAND PALMS, CA – September 13, 2013: The Board of Directors of SunLine Transit Agency has appointed Lauren Skiver as its General Manager.

Mrs. Skiver is a 16 year veteran of the transit industry. She currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the State of Delaware Transit Corporation (DART) headquartered in Wilmington, DE. Larger than SunLine, DART operates 500 revenue vehicles, has 500 employees, an annual operating budget of $100 million, and a capital budget of $10 million. She has experience with alternative fuel vehicles and extensive experience working with taxi cab operations.

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​ORANGE – Bravo! Route 543 – the new limited-stop bus service along Harbor Boulevard – will begin operating Monday, June 10, giving commuters an opportunity to make it to their destination more quickly.

The Orange County Transportation Authority service will have distinct blue and orange buses with Bravo! branding. The service will run 12 miles along Harbor Boulevard stretching from the Fullerton Transportation Center, through Anaheim, Garden Grove, Santa Ana and ending at MacArthur Boulevard in Costa Mesa.

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LONG BEACH, CALIF. (June 24, 2013) – Today the Long Beach Transit Board of Directors unanimously voted to appoint Kenneth McDonald, veteran transit executive at major transit systems across the nation, as the new President/Chief Executive Officer, effective August 1, 2013.

McDonald brings over 25 years of transit experience, currently serving as the Assistant Vice President of Transit and Rail Systems with Parsons Brinckerhoff International, where he oversees transit programs and projects throughout the United States and Canada. He also served as the Chief Operating Officer of San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, a multimodal agency that oversees pedestrians, bicycling, and transit services including bus, light rail, the world famous cable cars, historic streetcars and paratransit services for people with disabilities.

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SAN BERNARDINO, CA – Students at California State University, San Bernardino can get a free ride to college thanks to the Go Smart program that offers them unlimited rides just by swiping their college IDs on Omnitrans’ buses. Beginning Wednesday, September 11, students enrolled for the fall quarter can climb aboard any Omnitrans bus route for free.

The campus currently is served by four Omnitrans bus routes, 2, 5, 7, 11. Coming in April 2014, the new sbX bus rapid transit line will provide frequent weekday service to the CSUSB station located at the University’s main entrance.

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