(Nov. 20, 2017) On November 3, 2017, the Board of Directors held its first annual board meeting. Latinos In Transit (LIT) officers and board members convened and discussed their recommitment to LIT’s mission and to serving on the board. We are proud to share that we are blessed with talented board members from different regions of the country. They are fully committed to LIT’s mission and are eager to make things happen. A Board election was also held. A two-year term was established for officers and non-officer positions. The election results were as follows:
President: Milo Victoria (incumbent)
Vice President: Alva Carrasco (incumbent)
Treasurer: Aida B Douglas (former Director)
Secretary: Elba Higueros (former Director)
Jorge Cruz-Aedo (former Board Treasurer)
AJ Jackson (former Board Secretary)
Congratulations to our two new officers Aida and Elba! Thank you to AJ and Jorge for serving as officers during LIT's first year. They will continue to serve on the board as directors.
September 1, 2017 - Latinos In Transit's next meeting will be held on October 8, 2017 in Atlanta, Ga. during the APTA Annual Conference. Meet LIT's new board members, network with peers, and learn about our mission, vision and goals. All while you are served a southern style breakfast. Meeting location will be announced soon.
Oct. 8, 2017 - LIT's semi-annual membership meeting held in Atlanta, Ga. was attended by 40 transit proffesionals representing bus and rail agencies, small businesses, and private firms from around the country. The heavy rain did not put a damper on the occasion and provided the perfect venue for networking. During breakfast, the agenda was kicked off with a welcome from the LIT Board and introductions of all in attendance. Kevin McKay, Chief Operating Officer of Avail Technologies expressed support for LIT's mission and values. Special guest speaker, John Catoe, provided attendees a rare peak with a personal account of his career in public transit and challenges and opportunities he faced along the way. Lastly, Terry Solis was recognized by the LIT Board of Directors with the "Founders Award" for laying down the foundation in making LIT a reality. Photos of meeting highlights above.
(Dec. 17, 2017) The LIT Board of Directors worked year round to establish sustainable goals. Help us serve you by taking the LIT 2017 Membership Survey. Tell us what you need. To take our 3 minute survey, click button.
September 3, 2017 - Latinos In Transit’s meeting on Sunday, October 8, in Atlanta, Ga. will feature Mr. John B. Catoe Jr. as the guest speaker. Mr. Catoe’s public transit career spans over 3 decades. In October of 2016, Mr. Catoe was inducted into APTA’s Hall of Fame. APTA also named him Outstanding Public Transportation Manager in 2009. Mr. Catoe made national headlines for orchestrating and executing safe, efficient, and reliable public transportation services to and from the 56th presidential inauguration events for President Obama. https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-catoe-856161a/
LIT’s Board of Directors is proud and excited to have Mr. Catoe share his knowledge and insights with our membership.