Executive Directors Report

Executive Director's Update – in this edition:  NVTA staff acknowledgements and transportation officials news... 


NVTA Board and community members:


NVTA Staff acknowledgments

NVTA is proud to announce that our Administration and Human Resources program manager, Karrie Sanderlin celebrated her 20th year with NVTA (NCTPA) on November 1. 

During the last PG&E public safety power shutoff (PSPS) and fires in Sonoma County, Napa County opened its Emergency Operations Center (EOC). NVTA staff worked long hours, including weekends in the EOC on standby, ready to respond to potential evacuation demands in Sonoma County and/or Calistoga. NVTA staff who staffed the EOC included Matt Wilcox, Christina Lee, Tony Onorato, and Danielle Schmitz. I want to extend a "thanks" to our team for their dedicated service.

Lastly, Matt Wilcox, NVTA's Transit Manager, has announced that he will be leaving NVTA, to return to Santa Rosa City Bus. Matt, thank you for your service with NVTA and Vine Transit – we will miss you, and we wish you much luck in your new position with Santa Rosa.


Transportation Officials News

Last Friday, I had the pleasure of meeting with the new Caltrans Director, Toks Omishakin, along with the other Bay Area's County Transportation Agency Executive Directors. We also had the opportunity to hear Mr. Omishakin speak at the Focus on the Future conference with the Self Help County Coalition's Executive Director, where he laid out his priorities, which include:

  • System Safety
  • Balancing Modes
  • Efficiency
  • Innovation
  • Stakeholder Engagement

In other transportation industry news, Susan Bransen, the California Transportation Commission Executive Director, announced her retirement.


This concludes the Executive Directors Report for November 2019.

The NVTA Board will reconvene on January 15, 2019 at 1:30pm


Kate Miller
NVTA Executive Director