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North American Transportation and Mobility leader builds on its position as LIT Founding Sponsor to further support transit industry diversity and development


DALLAS, Texas (January 19, 2022) – MV Transportation, Inc., a recognized leader in passenger transportation services, today announced it has extended its long-term partnership with Latinos In Transit (LIT), a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and development of Latinos and other minorities in the public transit industry. LIT members are public and private sector transportation professionals from across the United States supporting their mission through advocacy, professional development, mentoring and networking.  In early 2019 MV became LIT’s Founding Sponsor, the organization’s first corporate sponsor since its founding in 2016.  MV‘s sponsorship includes representation on the LIT Board of Directors.


Recently, MV was recognized for their many contributions with the 2021 Latinos In Transit Founders Award presented at the LIT Annual Membership Meeting on November 7, 2021 during the American Public Transportation Association TRANSForm Conference and Expo in Orlando, Florida. By formally extending its partnership with LIT, MV will continue to provide support for personal training and leadership development, public policy advocacy and underwrite the annual MV Transportation-Latinos In Transit Scholarship award for Latinos dedicated to a career in public transportation, offered through the American Public Transportation Foundation. “MV is extremely proud of our partnership with Latinos In Transit and all that we have accomplished together,” said Tom Egan, MV Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to continuing our much-needed focus on expanding diversity and developing talent in the transit industry to further increase the strength of our workforce and help us better serve our customers and communities.” 


“We are honored and excited to extend our partnership with an industry leader like MV,” said Alva Carrasco, President of Latinos In Transit.  “Their leadership support, dedicated team and strong commitment to equity and diversity continues to help LIT achieve our ambitious goals and create benefits for our members.

Latinos In Transit announces full board of directors for 2022-23

Officer positions were solidified, and three new directors were confirmed


Los Angeles, Ca. (March 1, 2022) The board approved three new directors and filled all officer positions during LIT’s monthly board meeting in February 2022. The three new board members include Rick Pulido, vice president of business development for National Express Transit Corporation; Mariela Garcia-Colberg, senior program manager of cooperative research programs for the Transportation Research Board (TRB) – National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine; and Megan Perrero, associate editor for Mass Transit magazine.

“I joined the LIT family as their mission aligns with what I believe is important to the future success of the transit industry—developing and implementing programs, strategy’s and partnerships with transit leaders and agency’s that seek to create meaningful opportunities for Latinos in transit,” said Pulido on his confirmation to the board.

Garcia-Colberg offered similar sentiments, adding that she’s excited to spread awareness about TRB. “I am looking forward to joining a dynamic board and to contribute to the advancement of Latinos. It is also a great opportunity to introduce the LIT membership to what we do at the Transportation Research Board and vice versa,” said Garcia-Colberg.

And Perrero noted what she hopes to bring to the organization. "I'm thrilled to join the LIT Board of Directors. Since its inception, LIT has worked tirelessly to create opportunities for Latinos and other underrepresented groups in the transit industry. I'm honored to contribute to this cause, and I look forward to bolstering the organization's mission through strategic communication and marketing strategies. Thank you to the current directors for allowing me this opportunity. I'm excited to be working together."

In addition to its new directors, LIT also elected its officers for this year. Alva Carrasco will continue to serve as president of the board and Elizabeth (Liz) Carter will continue in her role as secretary. Eugenio Bonet was selected as the new treasurer and Herold Humphrey was recently chosen to be the vice president.

In addition to its new directors, LIT also elected its officers for this year. Alva Carrasco will continue to serve as president of the board and Elizabeth (Liz) Carter will continue in her role as secretary. Eugenio Bonet was selected as the new treasurer and Herold Humphrey was recently chosen to be the vice president.

Other board news: 
LIT also announced it is looking for its first administrative director. The position will start as part time for an initial assignment of six months with the goal of growing the position to full-time employment. Initially, the position will require up to 20 hours of effort each week and will not exceed 80 hours per month, unless authorized in advance by the board’s executive committee. Interested applicants can find the full job description on LIT’s website, as well as the application.

Additionally, LIT President Carrasco will be honored with a Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) award. COMTO’s “Celebrating Women Who Move the Nation” awards breakfast recognizes the outstanding contributions of women leading and advancing America’s transportation industry. In observance of Women’s History Month, to date, COMTO says it has inducted 116 women into this signature class of leaders in the transportation industry.

COMTO explains the awards represent a broad cross-section of multi-modal transportation in both the private and public sectors, and these women exemplify the very definition of excellence. While their areas of influence and affiliations are diverse, their unequivocal commitment to advancing and strengthening the nation’s infrastructure is unparalleled, COMTO concludes. 

LATINOS IN TRANSIT ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD FOR 2022-2023


Los Angeles, Ca. (December 10, 2021) Latinos In Transit (LIT) is excited to welcome three new directors to the Board and to announce the reelection of board officers and directors. LIT held its annual membership breakfast meeting during APTA’s TRANSForm Conference and EXPO in Orlando, Fl. on November 7, 2021 where the board unanimously approved the 2022-2023 board of directors slate of nominees.  

Re-elected board officers for two-year terms are Alva Carrasco, WSP USA’s Vice President -Transit and Rail West Region Market Lead as President of the board and Elizabeth Carter, Assistant Transit Director, RIO Metropolitan Transit District as Board Treasurer. Also returning are board members at large Joe Escobedo, Senior Vice President of Business Development, MV Transportation Inc.; Carmen Garcia, CEO, ABRAC LLC.; and Oscar J. Gonzalez, WSP USA, Vice President – Transit and Rail Capital Region Market Lead.

On January 2, 2022, LIT will welcome three new board members: Eugenio Bonet, West Division Operations Officer, HNTB Corporation; Jose C. Feliciano Jr., External Affairs Officer, Greater Cleveland RTA; and Herold Humphrey, Deputy Chief of Operations, Metropolitan Area Regional Transportation Authority (MARTA).

 “I’m honored to join a group of passionate transportation professionals to advocate for the advancement of our Latinos and other minorities within our industry and to serve the communities we all live in.” – Eugenio Bonet

"Thank you to the Board of Directors of LIT. I am humbled by the opportunity to serve both the Latino community and the public transit industry, and I am excited to get LIT with all of you." – Jose C. Feliciano Jr.

"I am grateful for the opportunity to serve on the board and contributing to Latinos In Transit's mission in advocating equality, diversity and inclusion” – Herold Humphrey

LIT a nationally recognized organization celebrated their five-year anniversary as a non-profit in September 2021. LIT has grown at a rapid pace, especially during the last two years. Carrasco acknowledged past and current board members and volunteers at LIT’s annual membership meeting on November 7, 2021 for contributing to LIT’s growth and accomplishments. Goals accomplished during the past two years include LIT’s rebranding and marketing program, development of a strategic plan, establishment of committees, the offering of educational virtual events and networking opportunities, “Café con LIT” monthly meetings, establishment of an American Public Transportation Foundation (APTF) scholarship fund for a Latino/a pursuing a career in transportation, and currently in development is a mentorship program, Leadership Academy, and a scholarship committee for planned additional funding. During APTA’s TRANSForm Conference, in Orlando, Fl. LIT’s EXPO booth was visited by conference attendees from as far away as Santiago, Chile.

LIT’s re-elected Board President, Alva Carrasco is WSP USA’s Vice President -Transit and Rail West Region Market Lead. Ms. Carrasco previously served as Vice President on the board of directors from 2016 – 2019 then was elected president in 2020.  “I am honored for the opportunity to continue to lead the organization during a time of unprecedented change in our industry. Our mission to advocate for equity and inclusion is more important than ever.  I remain steadfast in my commitment to advocate for Latinos, women, and all minorities and look forward to working with our new board of directors and partners in the new year. ”

Carrasco received a National Latino Leadership Award on Wednesday, Sept. 15 during the 6th annual Latino Leadership Conference’s virtual event. Latino Leadership Conference, an initiative of the National Diversity Council, is a leadership development event for entrepreneurs, executives, innovators, educators, policy makers and students that is designed to foster change and opportunity within the Latino community.

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