The Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA) announced that Ryan Harshbarger has been named director of transportation, effective Jan. 27.
Harshbarger came to CATA in 2008 as the authority’s transportation analyst and since that time has advanced to increasingly responsible positions. Prior to joining CATA, he worked at the Overhead Door Corp. where he served in inventory control.
As director of transportation, Harshbarger is responsible for the management of CATA’s operations and maintenance departments and oversees all transportation aspects of the Authority’s CATABus, CATARide and CATACommute services.
“I know that I can speak for the CATA Board of Directors as well as the management staff when I say that we are truly excited to have Mr. Harshbarger in this new role at the Authority,” states Hugh Mose, CATA general manager. “Ryan brings to the position a unique combination of analytical expertise and leadership ability that will further strengthen the organization and thereby enhance the services CATA provides for the community.”