SO.CA.TA Meeting w/ Guest Speaker Doran Barnes

Doran Barnes, executive director of
Foothill Transit, will be the guest speaker at the Saturday September
13 meeting of Southern California Transit Advocates. His presentation
begins at 2:15 p.m. at Angelus Plaza, 4th floor, in downtown Los
Angeles at 255 S. Hill St. Afterward there will be a question and
answer session. The event is free and open to the public.

Mr.
Barnes oversees Foothill Transit’s 35-route system, manages the private
contractors who operate and maintain the agency’s 316 buses, and leads
the delivery of service to 16 million customers annually. He has been
Foothill Transit’s executive director since August 2003 and was deputy
executive director from 1997 to 2001.

Mr. Barnes also serves as
the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Access Services, the
regional paratransit operator for all of Los Angeles County, and also
serves on the Board of Directors of the American Public Transportation
Association and the California Transit Association. He serves as chair
of the APTA Human Resources Committee and is an active member of the
Leadership APTA Committee.

His experience includes two years as
CEO and General Manager of Tulsa Transit, as well as a previous term as
planning manager at Monterey-Salinas Transit and as a private
transportation consultant at Ernst & Young.

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